INSTRUCTION MANUAL

The “Quick Reference Guide” and “Software Start Guide” are provided at end of this manual.

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INSTRUCTION MANUAL

Introduction
The EOS 550D is a high-performance, digital single-lens reflex camera featuring a fine-detail CMOS sensor with 18.0 effective megapixels, DIGIC 4, high-precision and high-speed 9-point AF, approx. 3.7 fps continuous shooting, Live View shooting, and Full HD (Full HighDefinition) movie shooting. The camera is highly responsive for shooting at anytime, provides many functions fitted for advanced shooting, and offers many other features.

Take Test Shots to Familiarize Yourself with the Camera
With a digital camera, you can immediately view the image you have captured. While reading this manual, take a few test shots and see how they come out. You can then better understand the camera. To avoid botched pictures and accidents, first read the Safety Warnings (p.233, 234) and Handling Precautions (p.12,13).

Testing the Camera Before Use and Liability
After shooting, playback and check whether the images have been properly recorded. If the camera or memory card is faulty and the images cannot be recorded or downloaded to a computer, Canon cannot be held liable for any loss or inconvenience caused.

Copyrights
Copyright laws in your country may prohibit the use of your recorded images of people and certain subjects for anything but private enjoyment. Also be aware that certain public performances, exhibitions, etc., may prohibit photography even for private enjoyment.

This camera is compatible with SD memory cards, SDHC memory cards, and SDXC memory cards. This manual will refer to all these cards as just “card.” * The camera does not come with a card for recording images. Please purchase it separately.

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Item Check List
Before starting, check that all the following items have been included with your camera. If anything is missing, contact your dealer.

Camera
(with eyecup and body cap)

Battery Pack LP-E8 (with protective cover)

Battery Charger LC-E8/LC-E8E*

Wide Strap EW-100DB III

Interface cable

Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST

EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (Software)

EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk

Camera Instruction Manual (this booklet)

* Battery Charger LC-E8 or LC-E8E is provided. (The LC-E8E comes with a power cord.) If you purchased a Lens Kit, check that the lens is included. Depending on the Lens Kit type, the lens instruction manual might also be included. Be careful not to lose any of the above items.

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Conventions Used in this Manual
Icons in this Manual
<6> <V> <U> <0> : Indicates the Main Dial. : Indicates the <S> cross keys. : Indicates the setting button.

0, 9, 7, 8 : Indicates that the respective function remains active for 4 sec., 6 sec., 10 sec., or 16 sec. respectively after you let go of the button.
* In this manual, the icons and markings indicating the camera’s buttons, dials, and settings correspond to the icons and markings on the camera and on the LCD monitor.

3 : Indicates a function which can be changed by pressing the
<M> button and changing the setting.

M

: When shown on the upper right of the page, it indicates that the function is available only in the Creative Zone modes (p.20). : Tip or advice for better shooting. : Problem-solving advice. : Warning to prevent shooting problems. : Supplemental information.

(p.**) : Reference page numbers for more information.

Basic Assumptions
All operations explained in this manual assume that the power switch has already been set to <1> (p.27). It is assumed that all the menu settings and Custom Functions are set to the default. For explanatory purposes, the instructions show the camera attached with an EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens.

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Chapters
For first-time DSLR users, Chapters 1 and 2 explain the camera’s basic operations and shooting procedures.

Introduction
Camera basics.

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Getting Started Basic Shooting and Image Playback
Fully automatic shooting for different subjects.

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Creative Shooting
Basic shooting features for specific types of subjects.

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Advanced Shooting
Advanced shooting features.

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Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) Shooting Movies Handy Features
Convenient menu-based functions.

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Image Playback Printing Images Customizing the Camera Reference

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End Pages: Quick Reference Guide and Software Start Guide

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.................................................................... 49 2 Shooting Portraits................................................................. 42 Switching the LCD Monitor Display ........................................................................................................ 48 7 Disabling Flash..... 3 Conventions Used in this Manual ..................... 50 3 Shooting Landscapes............ 35 Basic Operation ......... 54 C Creative Auto Shooting .................................................... 53 6 Shooting Portraits at Night .................................................... 40 Formatting the Card........................ 27 Setting the Date and Time............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 5 Contents at a Glance................................... 36 Q Using the Quick Control Screen ....................................................................................... 14 Nomenclature ................................... 16 1 Getting Started 23 Charging the Battery ................................................................................. 30 Installing and Removing the SD Card ................................................ 12 Quick Start Guide ................................. 4 Chapters ................ 46 1 Full Auto Techniques......... 29 Selecting the Interface Language........................................................................................................................ 38 3 Menu Operations ............................... 10 Handling Precautions ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 26 Turning on the Power .................................................................. 31 Attaching and Detaching a Lens ...................................................................................................................................................................................................... 55 x Image Playback.................................................................................................................................................................... 52 5 Shooting Moving Subjects....................................................................................................... 33 About the Lens Image Stabilizer.......................................................Contents Introduction 2 Item Check List........................... 58 6 ..... 24 Installing and Removing the Battery........................................ 51 4 Shooting Close-ups .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 44 2 Basic Shooting and Image Playback 45 1 Fully Automatic Shooting.......................

..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................71 Setting the Image-recording Quality...............................................................................................................................................................................................87 Auto Exposure Bracketing...........................................70 j Using the Self-timer ...............................64 E: Changing the AF Mode .................82 a: Manual Exposure...........................................97 A FE Lock............75 4 Advanced Shooting 77 s: Action Shots ..............................................................................104 Preventing Camera Shake ..........................................................................86 Oy Setting Exposure Compensation ..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................85 q Changing the Metering Mode...............................................................................91 A Registering a Picture Style.....................................................98 B: Setting the White Balance .....................................................62 D Using the Built-in Flash ............................................................69 i Continuous Shooting .............78 f: Changing the Depth of Field ..............................................................................66 S Selecting the AF Point ............................................83 8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE..................................106 7 .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................Contents 3 Creative Shooting 59 d: Program AE...............103 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction ..............99 2 White Balance Correction....................................................89 A Customizing a Picture Style ........101 Auto Lighting Optimizer................96 A AE Lock ........................................................68 MF: Manual Focusing .....................................................................................................94 Setting the Color Space ..............72 A Selecting a Picture Style .................................................................................................................60 Z: Changing the ISO Speed .80 Depth of Field Preview ....................

.. 139 Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness ..................................................................................................................... 138 Silencing the Beeper ....................................... 146 Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color............... 151 Manual Sensor Cleaning ................................................ 111 Using AF to Focus ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 124 Shooting Function Settings ............................................................................................. 138 Setting the Image Review Time ............ 108 Shooting Function Settings ...................... 156 u/y Magnified View ................................... 138 Card Reminder ................. 150 Appending Dust Delete Data ............................................................................................................................... 144 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically ....................... 160 k Playing Movies ................................. 138 Setting the Auto Power-off Time................... 153 8 Image Playback 155 HI Searching for Images Quickly............................... 113 Focusing Manually............................................................................................................... 159 k Enjoying Movies ... 164 8 .................................................................. 143 Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings............................................................................................................... 140 Auto Rotation of Vertical Images ................................................................................... 120 6 7 Shooting Movies 123 k Shooting Movies....................... 147 f Automatic Sensor Cleaning ...................................................................................................................................................... 158 b Rotating the Image ...................................... 146 Setting the Flash ................................................................................................................................................................. 139 File Numbering Methods ....................................... 162 X Editing the Movie’s First and Last Scenes ............................................. 142 B Checking Camera Settings.............................................................................Contents 5 Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) 107 A Shooting with the LCD Monitor .................................................................................................................................. 130 Handy Features 137 Handy Features ...............................................................................................

.........................178 Trimming the Image ................................................................................210 Menu Settings ..................................171 B Shooting Information Display .........................................................................................................................173 9 Printing Images 175 Preparing to Print .......................................224 Specifications ................Contents Slide Show (Auto Playback)............204 External Speedlites .......203 Remote Control Shooting..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................218 Error Codes..............................................................................................................206 Using Eye-Fi Cards .....................................................................................183 W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) ........................................212 System Map ..............................198 Setting Copyright Information.............................................................188 10 Customizing the Camera 189 Setting Custom Functions ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................216 Troubleshooting Guide...........................................................................................170 L Erasing Images .............................................................185 Direct Printing with DPOF .....167 K Protecting Images .................237 End Pages: Quick Reference Guide and Software Start Guide 243 9 ...192 Registering My Menu ........................................176 wPrinting...............................208 Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes......................................................................225 Index ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................165 Viewing the Images on TV ........................................................190 Custom Function Settings ..........199 11 Reference 201 When Autofocus Fails ............................202 Using a Household Power Outlet ...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................

84 (Bulb exposure) p.87 (Exposure compensation) p.Contents at a Glance Shooting Shoot automatically Shoot continuously p.57 (Basic Zone modes) p.50.49 (7 Flash Off) p. 62.78 (s Shutter-priority AE) p.45 . 70 (i Continuous shooting) p.124 (k Movie shooting) Take a picture of yourself in a group Freeze the action Blur the action Blur the background Keep the background in sharp focus Adjust the image brightness (exposure) Shoot in low light Shoot without flash Photograph fireworks at night Shoot while viewing the LCD monitor Shoot movies Image Quality Shoot with image effects matching the subject p. 53.46. 64 (D Flash photography) p.108 (A Live View shooting) p.80 (f Aperture-priority AE) p.75 (Selecting a Picture Style) 10 .71 (j Self-timer) p.

175 (Direct printing) 11 .139 (LCD brightness) Printing Print pictures easily p.58 (x Playback) p. 1) p.Make a large-size print of the picture Take many pictures p.72 (76.53.167 (Video OUT) p.171 (L Delete) p. 67 (AI Servo AF) Playback View the images with the camera Search for pictures quickly Prevent important images from accidental deletion Delete unnecessary images View the images on a TV set Set the LCD brightness p.156 (H Index display) p.68 (S AF point selection) p.72 (73.170 (K Image protect) p. 86) Focusing Change the point of focus Shoot a moving subject p. 83.

test all its functions before using it. and wait until the condensation has evaporated before using the camera. remove the battery and store the camera in a cool. Use a blower to blow away dust on the lens. promptly consult your nearest Canon Service Center. Also avoid using or leaving the camera near anything emitting strong radio waves such as a large antenna. wipe it with a well-wrung wet cloth. Do not leave the camera in excessive heat such as in a car in direct sunlight. first put the camera in a sealed plastic bag and let it adjust to the warmer temperature before taking it out of the bag. Never leave the camera near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a magnet or electric motor. Wipe off any water droplets with a dry cloth. well-ventilated location. If the camera will not be used for an extended period. If the camera has been exposed to salty air. For stubborn dirt. remove the lens. If the camera is suddenly brought in from the cold into a warm room. Do not use cleaners that contain organic solvents to clean the camera body or lens. have the camera checked by your Canon dealer or check the camera yourself and make sure it is working properly. and focusing screen. card and battery from the camera. If the camera has not been used for an extended period. Avoid storing the camera where there are corrosive chemicals such as a darkroom or chemical lab. This is to prevent the contacts from corroding. If you have not used the camera for some time or if there is an important shoot coming up. Corroded contacts can cause camera misoperation. If you accidentally drop the camera into water. dry. Strong magnetic fields can cause camera misoperation or destroy image data. High temperatures can cause the camera to malfunction. reflex mirror. viewfinder. The camera is not waterproof and cannot be used underwater.Handling Precautions Camera Care This camera is a precision instrument. press the shutter button a few times once in a while to check that the camera is still working. Do not drop it or subject it to physical shock. The camera contains precision electronic circuitry. do not use the camera. take the camera to the nearest Canon Service Center. 12 . Do not touch the camera’s electrical contacts with your fingers. To prevent condensation. condensation may form on the camera and internal parts. Even while the camera is in storage. If condensation forms on the camera. Never attempt to disassemble the camera yourself. This is to avoid damaging the camera. If there is condensation.

or movie shooting for a prolonged period. They do not affect the images recorded. bend. About smear adhering to the front of the sensor Besides dust entering the camera from outside. dusty. are not a malfunction. or wet the card. in rare cases lubricant from the camera’s internal parts may adhere to the front of the sensor. screen burn-in may occur where you see remnants of what was displayed. 13 . etc. Do not store or use the card near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a TV set. or magnet. or humid locations. Contacts Cautions During Prolonged Use If you use continuous shooting. physical shock. or vibration.99% effective pixels. Live View shooting. the camera may become hot. Dead pixels displaying only black or red. In low or high temperatures.. It will return to normal at room temperature. having the sensor cleaned by a Canon Service Center is recommended. this is only temporary and will disappear when the camera is left unused for a few days. Do not subject it to excessive force. Do not store the card in hot. Also avoid places prone to having static electricity. holding the hot camera for a long period can cause slight skin burns. If the LCD monitor is left on for a prolonged period. In case visible spots still remain after the automatic sensor cleaning. Lens After detaching the lens from the camera.01% or less pixels. speakers. attach the lens caps or put down the lens with the rear end up to avoid scratching the lens surface and electrical contacts. Although this is not a malfunction. Do not leave the card in direct sunlight or near a heat source.Handling Precautions LCD Monitor Although the LCD monitor is manufactured with very high precision technology with over 99. Cards To protect the card and its recorded data. However. there might be a few dead pixels among the remaining 0. Store the card in a case. the LCD monitor display may seem slow or it might look black. note the following: Do not drop.

see page 24. insert it into the slot.33) Align the lens’ white or red index with the camera’s index in the matching color. Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF>. see page 29. (p.31) With the card’s label facing you. Attach the lens.27) When the LCD monitor displays the Date/Time setting screen. . (p. Set the power switch to <1>. (p. (p.26) To charge the battery.Quick Start Guide 1 2 3 4 5 14 White index Red index Insert the battery.33) Open the slot cover and insert a card. (p.

Review the picture.37) Press the shutter button completely to take the picture. on the LCD monitor. see “Erasing Images” (p. Press the shutter button halfway. To delete an image. To display the image again.138) The captured image will be displayed for approx. If necessary. To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor. (p. Take the picture.37) Look through the viewfinder and aim the viewfinder center over the subject. Focus the subject.46) All the necessary camera settings will be set automatically.58). the built-in flash will popup automatically. and the camera will focus the subject. 15 .171). (p. see page 107. The shooting settings displayed on the LCD monitor will turn off when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. (p. (p. press the <x> button (p.Quick Start Guide 6 7 8 9 Set the Mode Dial to <1> (Full Auto). 2 sec.

Nomenclature
The names in bold indicate the parts mentioned up until the “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” section.
Mode Dial (p.20) Power switch (p.27) <Z> ISO speed setting button (p.62) <6> Main Dial (p.4) Shutter button (p.37) Built-in flash/AF-assist beam (p.64/147) EF Lens mount index (p.33) EF-S Lens mount index (p.33) Flash-sync contacts Hot shoe (p.206) <V> Focal plane mark (p.52) Strap mount (p.23) Red-eye reduction/ Self-timer lamp (p.65/71) Remote control sensor (p.106,204) Grip
Mirror (p.106,153)

Microphone (p.134) <D> Flash button (p.64)

Contacts (p.13) Lens mount Lens lock pin

Terminal cover Lens release button (p.34) Depth-of-field preview button (p.82)

External microphone IN terminal (p.134) Remote control terminal (p.205) Audio/video OUT/ Digital terminal (p.169,176) Body cap (p.33) HDMI mini OUT terminal (p.167)

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Nomenclature

Eyecup (p.205) Viewfinder eyepiece Display-off sensor (p.146)

Dioptric adjustment knob (p.36) <A> Live View shooting/ Movie shooting button (p.108/124) <A/I> AE lock/ FE lock button/ Index/Reduce button (p.97/98/156/158,183) <S/u> AF point selection/ Magnify button (p.68/158,183)

<B> Shooting settings display button (p.44,110,126, 143,173)

<M> Menu button (p.40) Speaker (p.162) Card slot cover (p.31)

LCD monitor (p.40,139)

<O> Aperture/ Exposure compensation button (p.83/87) Tripod socket <Q/l> Quick Control button/ Direct print button (p.38/181) <x> Playback button (p.58) <0> Setting button (p.40) <S> Cross keys (p.40) <WB> White balance selection button (p.99) <XA> Picture Style selection button (p.75) <Yi/Q> Drive mode selection button (p.70,71) <ZE> AF mode selection button (p.66) Card slot (p.31)

DC cord hole (p.203)

Access lamp (p.32) Battery compartment cover release lever (p.26) Battery compartment cover (p.26) <L> Erase button (p.171)

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Nomenclature

Shooting Settings Display
Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount (p.87) AEB range (p.89) Shutter speed Picture Style (p.75) Shooting mode Image-recording quality (p.72) 73 83 74 84 76 86 1 1+73 Large/Fine Large/Normal Medium/Fine Medium/Normal Small/Fine Small/Normal RAW RAW+Large/Fine Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.103) Drive mode (p.70,71) u Single shooting i Continuous shooting Q Self-timer/ Remote control l Self-timer:2 sec q Self-timer: Continuous Shots remaining Shots remaining during WB bracketing Self-timer countdown Bulb exposure time Metering mode (p.86) q Evaluative metering w Partial metering r Spot metering e Center-weighted average metering AF mode (p.66) X One-Shot AF 9 AI Focus AF Z AI Servo AF g Manual Focusing Aperture c Main Dial pointer (p.77) ISO speed (p.62) Flash exposure compensation (p.88) Highlight tone priority (p.194)

Quick Control icon (p.38) White balance (p.99) Q Auto W Daylight E Shade R Cloudy Y Tungsten light U White fluorescent light I Flash O Custom 2 White balance correction (p.101) B White balance bracketing (p.102) Eye-Fi transmission status* (p.208) Battery check (p.28) zxcn

* Displayed if an Eye-Fi card is used. The display will show only the settings currently applied.

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Nomenclature

Viewfinder Information
Spot metering circle Focusing screen AF point activation indicator < > AF points

<Z> ISO speed <2> White balance correction

<A> AE lock/ AEB in-progress

<o> Focus confirmation light Max. burst <0> Monochrome shooting ISO speed <A> Highlight tone priority Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount AEB range Red-eye reduction lamp-on indicator Aperture

<D> Flash-ready Improper FE lock warning <e> High-speed sync (FP flash) <d> FE lock/ FEB in-progress <y> Flash exposure compensation

Shutter speed FE lock (FEL) Busy (buSY) Built-in flash recycling (D buSY)

Card full warning (FuLL) Card error warning (Err) No card warning (Card)

The display will show only the settings currently applied.

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Nomenclature

Mode Dial The Mode Dial includes the Basic Zone modes, Creative Zone modes, and Movie shooting mode. Creative Zone These modes give you more control for shooting various subjects. d s a : Program AE (p.60) : Shutter-priority AE (p.78) : Manual exposure (p.83) AE (p.85)

f : Aperture-priority AE (p.80) 8: Automatic depth-of-field

Basic Zone All you do is press the shutter button. Fully-automatic shooting suiting the subject. 1: Full Auto (p.46) C: Creative Auto (p.55) Image Zone 7: Flash Off (p.49) 2 : Portrait (p.50) 3: Landscape (p.51) 4 : Close-up (p.52) 5: Sports (p.53) 6 : Night Portrait (p.54) k: Movie shooting (p.123)

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33) 21 .34) Hood mount (p.120) Image Stabilizer switch (p.69.13) Lens mount index (p.13) Lens with a distance scale Hood mount (p.33) Zoom ring (p.231) Zoom position index (p.Nomenclature Lens Lens without a distance scale Focusing ring (p.231) Zoom ring (p.69.35) Lens mount index (p.231) Focus mode switch (p.33) Contacts (p.231) Image Stabilizer switch (p.34) Distance scale Filter thread (front of lens) (p.33) Zoom position index (p.34) Filter thread (front of lens) (p.34) Focusing ring (p.120) Focus mode switch (p.35) Contacts (p.

Battery pack slot Charge lamp Full-charge lamp Power plug This power unit is intended to be correctly orientated in a vertical or floor mount position.Nomenclature Battery Charger LC-E8 Charger for Battery Pack LP-E8 (p.24). Charge lamp Full-charge lamp Battery pack slot Power cord Power cord socket 22 . Battery Charger LC-E8E Charger for Battery Pack LP-E8 (p.24).

Getting Started This chapter explains preparatory steps before you start shooting and basic camera operations. 1 Eyepiece cover 23 . The eyepiece cover is also attached to the strap (p. Pull the strap to take up any slack and make sure the strap will not loosen from the buckle.205). Attaching the Strap Pass the end of the strap through the camera’s strap mount eyelet from the bottom. Then pass it through the strap’s buckle as shown in the illustration.

For LC-E8E LC-E8E Connect the power cord to the charger and insert the plug into the power outlet. For safety reasons. It takes approx. When the battery is fully recharged. As shown in the illustration. 2 hours to fully recharge a completely exhausted battery at 23°C / 73°F. To detach the battery. attach the battery securely.50°F) will take a longer time (up to 4 hours). 2 Attach the battery.10°C / 43°F . recharging in low temperatures (6°C . For LC-E8 As shown by the arrow. Recharging starts automatically and the charge lamp turns orange. flip out the battery charger’s prongs and insert the prongs into a power outlet. LC-E8 3 Recharge the battery.Charging the Battery 1 Remove the protective cover. the full-charge lamp will turn green. follow the above procedure in reverse. 24 . The time required to recharge the battery depends on the ambient temperature and battery’s charge level.

Even during storage. If the battery is left in the camera for a prolonged period. Store the battery with the protective cover attached. resulting in excess discharge and shorter battery life. remove the battery. detach it and unplug the charger from the power outlet. Storing the battery after it is fully charged can lower the battery’s performance. 25 . attach a commercially-available plug adapter for the respective country or region. the battery has reached the end of its service life.Charging the Battery Tips for Using the Battery and Charger Recharge the battery on the day before or on the day it is to be used. If necessary. The Battery Pack LP-E8 is dedicated to Canon products only. a charged battery will gradually discharge and lose its power. After recharging the battery. The battery charger can also be used in foreign countries. Do not attach any portable voltage transformer to the battery charger. a small amount of power current is released. Do not charge any battery other than the Battery Pack LP-E8. If the battery becomes exhausted quickly even after being fully charged. Purchase a new battery. When not using the camera. Doing so can damage the battery charger. Using it with an incompatible battery charger or product may result in malfunction or accidents for which Canon cannot be held liable. The battery charger is compatible with a 100 V AC to 240 V AC 50/ 60 Hz power source.

To prevent short circuiting. 3 Close the cover. Press the battery release lever as shown by the arrow and remove the battery. the battery Insert the end with contacts. Otherwise.Installing and Removing the Battery Installing the Battery Load a fully charged Battery Pack LP-E8 into the camera. 26 . be careful not to swing it back further. 1 Open the battery compartment cover. Insert the battery until it locks in place.until it snaps shut. 2 Insert the battery. After opening the battery compartment cover. Slide the lever as shown by the arrow and open the cover. be sure to attach the protective cover to the battery. the hinge might break. Press the cover Removing the Battery Open the cover and remove the battery.

the camera turns off automatically after about 30 seconds of non-operation.139). You can change the auto power-off time with the menu’s [5 Auto power off] setting (p.37). Even during the sensor cleaning. [Recording . just press the shutter button halfway (p. you can still shoot by pressing the shutter button halfway (p. the <f> icon might not be displayed. If you set the power switch to <2> while an image is being recorded to the card. the sensor cleaning will be executed automatically. <2> : The camera is turned off and does not operate.] will be displayed and the power will turn off after the card finishes recording the image..37) to stop the sensor cleaning and take a picture. To turn on the camera again.. About Auto Power Off To save battery power. <1> : The camera turns on. 27 .Turning on the Power If the date/time setting screen appears when you turn on the power switch. see page 29 to set the date/time. the LCD monitor will display <f>. During the sensor cleaning. This is normal and not a problem. Set to this position when not using the camera. If you repeatedly turn the power switch <1>/<2> at a short interval. About the Automatic Self-Cleaning Sensor Whenever you set the power switch to <1> or <2>.

• Using the lens Image Stabilizer. and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards. the number of possible shots at 23°C / 73°F is approx.Turning on the Power Checking the Battery Level When the power switch is set to <1>. 28 . 550 shots Approx. With size-AA/LR6 alkaline batteries. • Using the LCD monitor often. The Battery Grip BG-E8 approximately doubles the number of possible shots with two LP-E8 batteries installed. x : Battery level is slightly down. the number of possible shots may be lower. but adequate power remains. Battery Life Temperature No Flash 50% Flash Use At 23°C / 73°F Approx. n : Battery must be recharged. 470 shots Approx. 440 shots At 0°C / 32°F Approx. c : Battery will be exhausted soon. the battery level will be indicated in one of four levels: z : Battery level is OK. 470 shots without flash use and approx. For battery life with Live View shooting. see page 109. The number of possible shots will decrease with any of the following operations: • Pressing the shutter button halfway for a prolonged period. Depending on the lens used. no Live View shooting. 270 shots with 50% flash use. • Often activating only the AF without taking a picture. The lens operation is powered by the camera’s battery. 400 shots The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8.

Under 2 Time]. Press the <V> key to set the number. Press the <M> button to return to the shooting settings display. (Returns to b. Follow steps 3 and 4 to set the date/time. The date/time set will start from when you press <0> in step 4. the 3 SetPress date and time. the [6] tab. If this happens. the Date/Time setting screen will appear. Press the <V> key to select [Date/ Time]. set the date/time again. If you store the camera without the battery or if the camera’s battery becomes exhausted. Note that the date/time appended to recorded images will be based on this date/time setting. The date/time will be set. 29 .to select the the <U> key date or time number. 1 Display the menu. the date/time might be reset. Press then press <0>. Press the <M> button to display the menu. Be sure to set the correct date/time.3 Setting the Date and Time When you turn on the power for the first time or if the date/time has been reset. select [Date/ Press the <U> key to select the [6] tab. Press <0> so <a> is displayed. 4 Exit the the <U> key to select [OK]. then press <0>. then press <0>.) setting.

then press <0>. Press the <V> key to select [LanguageK] (the third item from the top). tab. 30 . select Press the <U> key to select the [6] tab. Under the [6] 2 [LanguageK]. then press <0>. Press the <M> button to return to the shooting settings display. Press the <M> button to display the menu. the the <V> key to select language. the 3 SetPress desired language.3 Selecting the Interface Language 1 Display the menu. The interface language will change.

Setting the [1 Release shutter without card] menu option to [Disable] will prevent you from forgetting to install a card (p.and slide it in the Close the cover direction shown by the arrow until it snaps shut. Slide the cover as shown by the arrow to open it. 3 Close the cover. face As the card’s label side toward you and insert it until it clicks in place.138). Make sure the card’s write protect switch is set upward to enable writing/erasing. etc. Installing the Card 1 Write protect switch Open the cover. When you set the power switch to <1>.Installing and Removing the SD Card The captured images are recorded onto the card (sold separately). ISO speed. Possible shots The number of possible shots depends on the remaining capacity of the card. 2 Insertshown by the illustration. 31 . the number of possible shots will be displayed on the LCD monitor. the card. image-recording quality.

or data is being transferred. When the access lamp is lit or blinking. the 2 Remove pushcard. It may also damage the card or camera.42). being erased..140). If the error persists. • Removing the battery. Set the power switch to <2>.. If you can transfer all the images in the card to a computer.” is not displayed on the LCD monitor. use a different card. If the card already contains recorded images. The card may then return to normal. If a card-related error message is displayed on the LCD monitor. Make sure the access lamp is off.Installing and Removing the SD Card Removing the Card 1 Access lamp Open the cover. transfer all the images and then format the card with the camera (p. • Opening the card slot cover. Doing so may damage the image data. Do not touch the card’s contacts with your fingers or metal objects. While the access lamp is lit or blinking. Check that “Recording. it indicates that the images are being written to or read by the card. remove and reinstall the card. never do any of the following. the image number might not start from 0001 (p. then open the cover. card. Gently in the The card will stick out. • Shaking or banging the camera around. Pull the card straight out. then let go. then close the cover. 32 .

Minimizing Dust When changing lenses. autofocus will not operate. set the focus mode 3 On the to <AF> (autofocus). 2 Attach the lens’ red or white index with Align the the camera’s index matching the same color.Attaching and Detaching a Lens Attaching a Lens 1 White index Remove the caps. Turn the lens as shown by the arrow until it snaps in place. do it in a place with minimal dust. Remove the rear lens cap and the body cap by turning them as shown by the arrows. switch If it is set to <MF> (manual focus). When storing the camera without a lens attached. 33 . lens. Remove dust on the body cap before attaching it. 4 Remove the front lens cap. be sure to attach the body cap to the camera. Red index lens.

Image sensor size (22. If the front part (focusing ring) of the lens rotates during autofocusing.3 x 14. Attach the rear lens cap to the detached lens.94 in. do not touch the rotating part. If you want to zoom.) 35mm image size (36 x 24 mm / 1. Doing so may cause loss of vision. Detaching the Lens While pressing the lens release button. Do not look at the sun directly through any lens.6x.Attaching and Detaching a Lens About Zooming To zoom.42 x 0. Turn the lens until it stops. Turning the zoom ring after achieving focus may throw off the focus slightly. turn the lens as shown by the arrows. turn the zoom ring on the lens with your fingers.) 34 . Image Conversion Factor Since the image sensor size is smaller than the 35mm film format. do it before focusing.59 in.88 x 0. it will look like the lens focal length is increased by 1. then detach it.9 mm / 0.

6 IS and EF-S 18-135mm f/3. However.6 IS lens as an example. camera shake is corrected to obtain a less blurred shot. The Image Stabilizer may not be effective for excessive shaking such as on a rocking boat. The Image Stabilizer may not be effective if the subject moves at the time of exposure. The Image Stabilizer can operate with the focus mode switch set to either <f> or <g>. the EF-S 18-55mm f/3. The Image Stabilizer will operate. If the camera is mounted on a tripod. picture. 35 . Set also the camera’s power switch to <1>.6 IS lenses switch the IS mode automatically. you can save battery power by switching the IS switch to <2>.About the Lens Image Stabilizer When you use the IS lens’ built-in Image Stabilizer. Some IS lenses enable you to switch the IS mode manually to suit the shooting conditions.5-5.5-5. 2 Press the shutter button halfway.5-5. The Image Stabilizer is effective even when the camera is mounted on a monopod. 1 Set the IS switch to <1>. * IS stands for Image Stabilizer. The procedure explained here is based on the EF-S 18-55mm f/3. 3 Take thethe picture looks steady in the When viewfinder. press the shutter button completely to take the picture.

place one foot in front of the other. Horizontal shooting Vertical shooting 1. To maintain a stable stance. Press the camera against your face and look through the viewfinder. 3. using Dioptric Adjustment Lens E (10 types. Press the shutter button lightly with your right hand’s index finger. see page 107. Press your arms and elbows lightly against the front of your body.Basic Operation Adjusting the Viewfinder Clarity Turn the dioptric adjustment knob. 6. If the camera’s dioptric adjustment still cannot provide a sharp viewfinder image. Hold the lens bottom with your left hand. 2. Turn the knob left or right until the nine AF points in the viewfinder look sharp. Wrap your right hand around the camera grip firmly. 36 . Holding the Camera To obtain sharp images. hold the camera still to minimize camera shake. To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor. sold separately) is recommended. 4. 5.

then slowly press the shutter button completely. • Press the shutter button halfway to autofocus. Even during the menu display.Basic Operation Shutter Button The shutter button has two steps. Pressing halfway This activates autofocusing and automatic exposure metering that sets the shutter speed and aperture. 37 . It can cause blurred pictures. Preventing Camera Shake Hand-held camera movement during the moment of exposure is called camera shake. The exposure setting (shutter speed and aperture) is displayed in the viewfinder (0). Pressing completely This releases the shutter and takes the picture. You can press the shutter button halfway. you can instantly go back to shooting-ready by pressing the shutter button halfway. Then you can further press the shutter button completely. If you press the shutter button completely without pressing it halfway first or if you press the shutter button halfway and then press it completely immediately. image playback. note the following: • Hold and steady the camera as shown on the previous page. the camera will take a moment before it takes the picture. and image recording. To prevent camera shake.

When the shooting settings are displayed. The selected function is displayed on the screen’s bottom.70) and the imagerecording quality (p. In the Basic Zone modes (except C).Q Using the Quick Control Screen You can directly select and set the shooting functions displayed on the LCD monitor. press the <Q> button. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. Basic Zone modes Creative Zone modes picture. the 2 SetPress desired setting. 3 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture.72). the the <S> key to select function to be set. 1 Display the Quick Control screen. 38 . This is called the Quick Control screen. The Quick Control screen will activate (7). you can select certain drive modes (p.

78) Exposure compensation/ AEB setting (p.20) Image-recording quality (p.103) Drive mode (p.88) Auto Lighting Optimizer (p. <0> 39 .75) White balance (p.99) ISO speed (p.89) Shooting mode* (p.62) Highlight tone priority* (p. Press <0> to finalize the setting and return to the Quick Control screen. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting.86) AF mode (p.Q Using the Quick Control Screen Quick Control Screen Nomenclature Aperture (p. You can also press the <U> key to change the setting.72) Picture Style (p. Function Setting Display On the Quick Control screen.70) Metering mode (p. The respective setting screen will then appear (except for the shutter speed and aperture).80) Shutter speed (p. select the function and press <0>.194) Flash exposure compensation (p.66) Asterisked functions cannot be set with the Quick Control screen.

3 Menu Operations You can set various functions with the menus such as the image-recording quality. use the <M> button. and <0> button on the camera back. <S> cross keys. <M> button <0> button LCD monitor <S> Cross keys Menu Screen Basic Zone modes Movie shooting mode * In Basic Zone modes and Movie shooting mode. etc. the tabs and menu options displayed will be different. Creative Zone modes 3 Playback 1 Shooting Tab 5 Set-up 9 My Menu Menu settings Menu items 40 . While looking at the LCD monitor. date/time.

2 Select athe <U> key to select a tab. A list of menu functions is on page 212. item. 3 Select the desiredkey to select the Press the <V> item. <0> to setting. Press the <M> button to display the menu.or <U> key to Press the <V> select the desired setting. then press <0>.) The current setting is indicated in blue. tab. Press You can also turn the <6> dial to select a tab.3 Menu Operations Menu Setting Procedure 1 Display the menu. The explanation of menu functions hereinafter assumes that you have pressed the <M> button to display the menu screen. 41 . 4 Select the setting. 5 SetPress desired set it. (Some settings require you to press either the <V> or <U> key to select it. the setting. 6 Exit the the <M> button to return Press to the shooting settings display.

then press <0>. When the card is formatted. 1 Select [Format]. select [Format]. then select [OK]. format the card with the camera.. transfer the images to a computer.3 Formatting the Card If the card is new or was previously formatted by another camera or computer. For low-level formatting. If necessary. before formatting the card. When the formatting is completed. all images and data in the card will be erased. Under the [5] tab. so make sure there is nothing you need to keep. press <0>. the menu will reappear. 42 . 2 Format the card. etc. Even protected images will be erased. then The card will be formatted. press the <L> button to checkmark [Low level format] with <X>. Select [OK].

The card is full with images or data. the software in the card must be installed in your computer. When the card is formatted or data is erased. 43 .3 Formatting the Card Execute [Format] in the following cases: The card is new. The card capacity displayed on the card format screen might be smaller than the capacity indicated on the card.224). A card-related error is displayed (p. You can stop the low-level formatting by selecting [Cancel]. only the file management information is changed. Before using a new Eye-Fi card. About Low-level Formatting Do low-level formatting if the card’s recording or reading speed seems slow. Then format the card with the camera. Be aware of this when selling or discarding the card. This device incorporates exFAT technology licensed from Microsoft. Since low-level formatting will erase all recordable sectors in the card. When discarding the card. The card was formatted by a different camera or a computer. execute low-level formatting or destroy the card physically to prevent the data from being leaked. The actual data is not completely erased. Even in this case. the formatting will take slightly longer than normal formatting. normal formatting will have been completed and you can use the card as usual.

17. the display-off sensor (p. If this happens. If you look at the viewfinder while wearing sunglasses. etc. take the camera away from the fluorescent light. image. If a fluorescent light is nearby. The LCD monitor turns on again when your eye leaves the viewfinder eyepiece. the LCD monitor might turn off. While the menu screen or image is displayed as shown below. Press the button again to return to the previous screen. 146) turns off the LCD monitor automatically. you can instantly return to the shooting settings screen (shown above) and shoot by pressing the shutter button halfway. Pressing the <B> button turns the display on or off. 44 . Press the button again to return to the previous screen. the LCD monitor might not turn off automatically. In such a case. Shooting Settings Displayed when the camera is turned on. Appears when you press the <x> button. press the <B> button to turn off the monitor. Menu Functions Captured Image Appears when you press the <M> button.Switching the LCD Monitor Display The LCD monitor can display the shooting settings screen. When your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. menu screen. This prevents the bright LCD monitor from interfering with your view.

Ba si cZ one 45 . 2 About the Auto Lighting Optimizer In the Basic Zone modes. the Auto Lighting Optimizer will adjust the image automatically to obtain the optimum brightness and contrast. With the Basic Zone modes.210). major shooting settings cannot be changed in the fully-automatic modes. all you do is point and shoot and the camera sets everything automatically (p.103).Basic Shooting and Image Playback This chapter explains how to use the Basic Zone modes on the Mode Dial for best results and how to playback images. to prevent botched pictures due to mistaken operations. The settings (functions set automatically) which cannot be set by the user are grayed out. It is also enabled by default in the Creative Zone modes (p. Also.

If necessary. The dot inside the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly in red. Aiming the center AF point over the subject will make focusing easier. All the AF points will be used to focus. halfway. and Press the shutter button the lens will adjust the focus. If the built-in flash has popped up. and generally the closest object will be focused. you can push it back down with your fingers. 46 . the built-in flash will popup automatically. Focus confirmation light picture. The captured image will be displayed for about 2 sec. 4 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture.1 Fully Automatic Shooting 1 AF point Set the Mode Dial to <1>. on the LCD monitor. At the same time. the beeper will sound and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light. 3 Focus the subject. 2 Aim any AF point over the subject.

1 Fully Automatic Shooting

FAQ
The focus confirmation light <o> blinks and focus is not achieved. Aim the AF point over an area having good contrast, then press the shutter button halfway (p.202). If you are too close to the subject, move away and try again. Sometimes multiple AF points flash simultaneously. This indicates that focus has been achieved at all those AF points. When the AF point covering the desired subject flashes, take the picture. The beeper continues to beep softly. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light.) It indicates that the camera is focusing continuously on a moving subject. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light.) While the beeper is beeping, you can press the shutter button completely to shoot a moving subject in focus. Pressing the shutter button halfway does not focus the subject. When the focus mode switch on the lens is set to <MF> (Manual Focus), the camera does not focus. Set the focus mode switch to <AF> (Auto Focus). Although it is daylight, the flash popped up. For a backlit subject, the flash may pop up to help reduce the subject’s dark shadow. In low light, the built-in flash fired a series of flashes. Pressing the shutter button halfway may trigger the built-in flash to fire a series of flashes to assist autofocusing. This is called AF-assist beam. It is effective up to approx. 4 meters/13.1 feet away. Although flash was used, the picture came out dark. The subject was too far away. The subject should be within 5 meters/16.4 feet from the camera. When flash was used, the bottom part of the picture came out unnaturally dark. The subject was too close to the camera, and a shadow was created by the lens barrel. The subject should be at least 1 meter/3.3 feet away from the camera. If a hood has been attached to the lens, remove it before taking the flash picture.

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Recomposing the Shot

Depending on the scene, position the subject toward the left or right to create a balanced background and good perspective. In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, while you press the shutter button halfway to focus a still subject, the focus will be locked. You can then recompose the shot and press the shutter button completely to take the picture. This is called “focus lock”. Focus lock is also possible in other Basic Zone modes (except <5> Sports).

Shooting a Moving Subject

In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, if the subject moves (distance to camera changes) during or after you focus, AI Servo AF will take effect to focus the subject continuously. As long as you keep aiming the AF point on the subject while pressing the shutter button halfway, the focusing will be continuous. When you want to take the picture, press the shutter button completely.

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7 Disabling Flash
In places where flash photography is prohibited, use the <7> (Flash Off) mode. This mode is also effective for candlelight scenes when you want to capture the ambient light.

Shooting Tips
If the numeric display in the viewfinder blinks, take care to prevent camera shake. Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur, the viewfinder’s shutter speed display will blink. Hold the camera steady or use a tripod. When using a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end to reduce blur caused by camera shake. Taking portraits without flash. Under low light, the person must not move until the picture is taken. If the person moves during the exposure, he or she might look blurred in the picture.

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The <2> (Portrait) mode blurs the background to make the human subject stand out. It also makes flesh tones and the hair look softer than with the <1> (Full Auto) mode.

Shooting Tips
The farther the distance between the subject and background, the better. The further the distance between the subject and background, the more blurred the background will look. The subject will also stand out better in front of a plain, dark background. Use a telephoto lens. If you have a zoom lens, use the telephoto end to fill the frame with the subject from the waist up. Move in closer if necessary. Focus the face. Check that the AF point covering the face flashes in red.

If you hold down the shutter button, you can shoot continuously to obtain different poses and facial expressions. (max. approx. 3.7 shots/sec.) If necessary, the built-in flash will pop up automatically.

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Use the <3> (Landscape) mode for wide scenery, night scenes, or to have everything in focus from near to far. The greens and blues also become more vivid and sharper than with <1> (Full Auto).

Shooting Tips
With a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end. When using the wide-angle end of a zoom lens, objects near and far will be in focus better than at the telephoto end. It also adds breadth to landscapes. Shooting night scenes. Since the built-in flash will be disabled, this mode <3> is also good for night scenes. Use a tripod to prevent camera shake. If you want to photograph a person against a night scene, set the Mode Dial to <6> (Night Portrait) and use a tripod (p.54).

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If you have a zoom lens. If you are too close to the subject and the bottom of the picture looks dark. Move to the subject as close as possible. Some lenses have indications such as <40. With a zoom lens. use the telephoto end. the focus confirmation light <o> will blink. move away from the subject. A simple background makes the flower. use a macro lens (sold separately).25m/0. Check the lens for its minimum focusing distance. stand out better.. use the <4> (Close-up) mode. etc. the built-in flash will fire.8ft>. Shooting Tips Use a simple background.4 Shooting Close-ups When you want to photograph flowers or small things up close. using the telephoto end will make the subject look larger. Under low light. If you are too close to the subject. The lens minimum focusing distance is measured from the <V> (focal plane) mark on the camera to the subject. 52 . To make small things appear much larger.

53 . If focus cannot be achieved. When you want to take the picture.) and autofocusing will take effect. Use the center AF point to focus. Shooting Tips Use a telephoto lens. continuous shooting (max.7 shots per sec. approx. whether it is a child running or a moving vehicle. use the <5> (Sports) mode. press the shutter button completely. the viewfinder’s shutter speed display on the bottom left will blink. If you hold down the shutter button. the beeper will continue beeping softly. Hold the camera steady and shoot.5 Shooting Moving Subjects To photograph a moving subject. Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur. During autofocusing. Using a telephoto lens is recommended so you can shoot from afar. then press the shutter button halfway to auto focus. 3. the focus confirmation light <o> will blink. Aim the center AF point over the subject.

the self-timer lamp will light briefly when the picture is taken. Shoot also with <1> (Full Auto). When using a zoom lens. Since camera shake is prone to occur with night shots. Under low light. Shooting Tips Use a wide-angle lens and a tripod. shooting also with <1> (Full Auto) is recommended.6 Shooting Portraits at Night To shoot someone at night and obtain a natural-looking exposure in the background.4 feet from the camera. the built-in flash will fire automatically to obtain a good exposure of the person. use a tripod to prevent camera shake. 54 . The effective distance of the built-in flash is 5 meters/16. Keep the person within 5 meters/16. Also. If the self-timer is also used.4 feet from the camera. Tell the subject to keep still even after the flash fires. use the <6> (Night Portrait) mode. use the wide-angle end to obtain a wide night view.

4 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. A brief description of the selected function is displayed on the screen’s bottom. 55 . Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. depth of field. color tone (Picture Style). selftimer and remote control settings will be retained. * CA stands for Creative Auto. The Creative Auto screen appears on the LCD monitor. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <C>. However. the image-recording quality. The default settings are the same as the <1> (Full Auto) mode. etc. the the <S> key to select function to be set. the 3 SetPress desired setting. whereas the <C> Creative Auto mode enables you to easily change the picture’s brightness. <Q> 2 Press the use thebutton. to select You can <S> key the function (7). see page 56-57. Press the shutter button halfway to return to the screen in step 2. If you change the shooting mode or if the power turns off via auto power off (p. the Creative Auto settings will revert to the default.139) or by the power switch being set to <2>.C Creative Auto Shooting Basic Zone modes except <C> (Creative Auto) take care of everything. picture. For details about each function.

<D> (Flash on). This setting cannot be set (grayed out) while the built-in flash is popped up. the background might not look so blurred. (2) Blurring/sharpening the background If you move the index mark toward the left. (3) Adjusting the picture brightness If you move the index mark toward the left. Depending on the lens and shooting conditions. see “Shooting Portraits” on page 50. or <b> (Flash off) can be selected. the background will look more in focus. the background will look more blurred. it will not be applied. When flash is used. see “Disabling Flash” on page 49. If you set <b> (Flash off). If you move it toward the right. the picture will look brighter. 56 . If you want to blur the background. the picture will look darker. If you move it toward the right.C Creative Auto Shooting Shutter speed and aperture (1) (2) (3) (4) (6) (5) Possible shots Battery check (1) Flash firing <a> (Auto flash).

and self-timer shooting <i> (Continuous shooting): Shoot continuously at a maximum of about 3. <V> (Monochrome image): Creates black-and-white photos.C Creative Auto Shooting (4) Image effects Besides the standard image effect. or black-and-white photos.71. you can display the [Drive mode] selection screen and set the same settings.75: Picture Style) <P> (Standard): Standard image effect applicable to most scenes. <R> (Vivid blues and greens): For impressive landscapes.. you can display the [Quality] selection screen and set the same settings. (6) Image-recording quality To set the image-recording quality. <Q> (Smooth skin tones): Effective for close-ups of women or children. Remote control shooting is also possible (p. * By pressing <0>. <Q> (Self-timer/Remote control): See the “Using the Self-timer” note ( ) on p. landscapes. By pressing <0>. 57 . see “Setting the Image-recording Quality” on page 72-74. the set number of shots is taken continuously. continuous. Press the <V> key to set the number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the selftimer.7 frames per second (fps). you can set it for portraits. (5) Single. (p. <q> (Self-timer:Continuous): After 10 sec.204).

2 Select theimages starting with the last To view image. see page 155. For more details on the playback procedure. press the <Z> key. When you press the <x> button. 3 Exit the the <x> button to exit the Press image playback and return to the shooting settings display. the display format will change.x Image Playback The easiest way to playback images is explained below. press the <Y> key. 1 Playback the image. With no information displayed Basic information displayed Histogram display Detailed information display image playback. image. Each time you press the <B> button. the last captured image will be displayed. To view images starting with the first (oldest) image. 58 .

to prevent spoiled shots. you can set various functions and be more creative. * AE stands for Auto Exposure.Creative Shooting In the Basic Zone modes. In the <d> (Program AE) mode. most functions are set automatically and cannot be changed. * <d> stands for Program. In the <d> (Program AE) mode. The difference between the Basic Zone modes and <d> is explained on page 210. 3 59 . the camera sets the shutter speed and aperture automatically to obtain a standard exposure.

4 Take the picture. The shutter speed and aperture will be set automatically and displayed in the viewfinder. Look through the viewfinder and aim the selected AF point over the subject. 3 Check the shutter speed and aperture display. the camera sets the exposure (shutter speed and aperture) automatically. A correct exposure will be obtained as long as the shutter speed and aperture display do not blink. This is called Program AE. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <d>.d: Program AE To obtain a good exposure of the subject. and press the Compose the shot shutter button completely. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder’s bottom right lights (with One Shot AF + automatic AF point selection). Then press the shutter button halfway. 60 . The dot inside the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly in red. 2 Focus the subject.

You can freely set the AF mode.62) or use the built-in flash (p. In the <d> mode. In very low light or very bright light. built-in flash. you can change the ISO speed (p. After you take the picture. the built-in flash will not fire automatically. either increase the ISO speed (p. (Program shift) After pressing the shutter button halfway. and built-in flash are set automatically to prevent spoiled shots. many functions such the AF mode. as shown in the figure. press the <I> (Flash) button to pop up the built-in flash. So under low light. 61 . decrease the ISO speed.5).64).d: Program AE Shooting Tips Change the ISO speed or use the built-in flash. With <d>. The functions you can set are limited.64). the program shift will be canceled. To match the subject and ambient lighting level. The program can be shifted. and other functions (p. In low light (30" 3. turn the <6> dial to change the shutter speed and aperture setting combination (program). the shutter speed and aperture display will blink when you press the shutter button halfway.210). drive mode. drive mode. Program shift is not possible with flash. In bright light (4000 22).62) or use flash (p. only the shutter speed and aperture are set automatically. Differences Between <d> and <1> (Full Auto) With <1>.

Fn)] menu. the farther the flash range will be (p. ISO Speed Guide ISO Speed 100 . You can also set the ISO speed in the viewfinder while turning the <6> dial. 62 . 1 Press the <Z> button. the ISO speed is set automatically (p.Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN Set the ISO speed (image sensor’s sensitivity to light) to suit the ambient light level. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [1: Enable]. With “AUTO” selected.) may appear. the settable ISO speed range will be ISO 200 . if [ISO expansion] is set to [1: On]. the ISO speed.192). Using a high ISO speed or shooting in high-temperature conditions may result in more grainy images. etc. (9) [ISO speed] will appear. H Shooting Situation (No flash) Sunny outdoors Overcast skies or evening time Dark indoors or night Flash Range The higher the ISO speed.194).6400. noise (banding. “H” (equivalent to ISO 12800) can also be set (p. dots of light.Fn)] menu. 2 SetTurn the <6> dial or press the <U> key to select the ISO speed.63). the ISO speed will be set automatically (p.64). In the [7 Custom Functions (C.400 400 . When you shoot at high ISO speeds. In the [7 Custom Functions (C.6400 (p.1600 1600 .63). In the Basic Zone modes. Long exposures can also cause irregular colors in the image.

select [ISO Auto]. 3 Setting the Maximum ISO Speed for Auto ISON For Auto ISO. If the maximum ISO speed has been set to [400] or [800]. 200. then press <0>. ISO 400 1600 will be set automatically if bounce flash is used with an external Speedlite. the actual ISO speed to be set will be displayed when you press the shutter button halfway. As indicated below. Therefore. you may find an ISO speed like 125 or 640 displayed as the ISO speed. *3: In the <d/8> modes and Basic Zone modes <except 6>. then press <0>. However. ISO 100 or a higher ISO will be set.6400*1 Fixed at ISO 100 Fixed at ISO 400*2*3 *1: Depending on the maximum ISO speed that has been set. the ISO speed will be displayed in whole-stop increments of 100. Under the [y] tab. Shooting Mode 1/7/3/4/5/6/C d/s/f/a/8 2 With flash ISO Speed Setting Automatically set within ISO 100 . the actual ISO speed may be set more precisely. the ISO speed will be set automatically to suit the shooting mode. When “AUTO” is set. 400. 800. *2: If fill flash results in overexposure.3200 Automatically set within ISO 100 . Select the ISO speed. 63 . in the image’s shooting information.Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN About “AUTO” for Automatic ISO Speed If the ISO speed is set to “AUTO”. 1600. or 3200. the ISO speed will be set within this range. you can set the maximum ISO speed within ISO 400 6400.

11 / 3. the shutter speed (1/60 sec. In Creative Zone modes. just pop up the built-in flash and press the shutter button to take flash pictures.7.6 IS lens / EF-S 18-135mm f/3. in meters / feet] Telephoto 1 . In the bottom left check that the <D> icon is lit.5 .30 / 3.5 .5 .43 1 . 3 Take thefocus is achieved and you When press the shutter button completely.7.5 .2.15 1 .5 .5 / 3. the flash will fire for the picture.5 / 3.49 1 .13 / 3. In the <d> mode.) will be set automatically to prevent camera shake.138 [Approx. picture.21 / 3.86 EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5 .5 . While the flash is recycling. .5 .11 1 .6 IS lens 64 . button halfway.69 1 . “DbuSY” is displayed in the viewfinder.22 1 .34 1 .9.5 / 3.15 / 3.5.5 / 3.61 1 .31 1 .5 .5 / 3. or backlit conditions in daylight. 2 Press the shutterof the viewfinder.12 1 .5 / 3.5 / 3.5 . 1 Press the <D> button.5 .3.5 .4.6. low light.97 1 .5 / 3.5 . Effective Flash Range ISO Speed 100 200 400/AUTO 800 1600 3200 6400 H: 12800 Wide Angle 1 . and [BUSYD] is displayed on the LCD monitor.5 1 .D Using the Built-in Flash In indoors.19 / 3.3.5-5.42 / 3.5 .26 / 3.5 .5 . you can press the <D> button anytime to take flash pictures.1/200 sec.5-5.17 1 .24 1 .

Select [Enable].3 feet away from the subject. If the lens has a hood attached or you are too close to the subject. check the image on the LCD monitor to make sure the flash exposure looks good (not dark at the bottom).D Using the Built-in Flash Shooting Tips If the subject is far away. select [Red-eye reduc. The effectiveness of red-eye reduction varies depending on the subject. the bottom of the picture might look dark due to the obstructed flash. then press <0>. take the picture after this display turns off. the red-eye reduction lamp will light. when you press the shutter button halfway. the picture will be taken. Red-eye reduction will work in any shooting mode except <7> <3> <5> <k>. you can extend the flash range. Under the [1] tab. Then when you press the shutter button completely. For best results. In bright light. then press <0>. For flash photography. By increasing the ISO speed. decrease the ISO speed. when the room is well lit. 65 . When you press the shutter button halfway. If the exposure setting in the viewfinder blinks. the viewfinder display on the bottom will gradually turn off. For important shots. decrease the ISO speed. or when you go closer to the subject. Detach the lens hood and keep at least 1 meter/3. The red-eye reduction feature is most effective when the subject looks at the red-eye reduction lamp. increase the ISO speed.]. 3 Using Red-eye Reduction Using the red-eye reduction lamp before taking a flash picture can reduce red eye.

the camera will focus only once. the <ZE> button. Aim the AF point over the subject and press the shutter button halfway. While you hold down the shutter button halfway.86). You can then recompose the shot if desired. 4 Focus the subject. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will also light. the exposure setting will be set at the same time focus is achieved. the focus will be locked. set the focus mode switch to <AF>.E: Changing the AF ModeN You can select the AF mode suiting the shooting conditions or subject. When you press the shutter button halfway. With evaluative metering (p. One-Shot AF for Still Subjects Suited for still subjects. 2 Press mode] will appear. In the Basic Zone modes. The camera will then autofocus in the selected AF mode. the dot inside the AF point achieving focus lights briefly in red. 66 . 1 On the lens. to select the AF Press the <U> key mode. [AF 3 Select the AF mode. When focus is achieved. then press <0>. the optimum AF mode is set automatically.

the subject will be focused continuously. If this occurs. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will blink. With AI Servo AF. When the AF point selection (p. When focus is achieved in the AI Focus AF mode with the Servo mode active. If the [1 Beep] menu is set to [Disable]. the beeper will not sound even when focus is achieved. if the subject starts moving. a picture cannot be taken even if the shutter button is pressed completely. 67 . the beeper will not sound when focus is achieved. if the subject moves away from the center AF point. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will not light. Also. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken.68) is automatic. the camera first uses the center AF point to focus. While you hold down the shutter button halfway. focus tracking continues as long as the subject is covered by another AF point. AI Servo AF for Moving Subjects This AF mode is for moving subjects when the focusing distance keeps changing. However. Recompose the picture and try to focus again. AI Focus AF for Automatic Switching of AF Mode AI Focus AF switches the AF mode from One-Shot AF to AI Servo AF automatically if the still subject starts moving. the beeper will sound softly. During autofocusing. After the subject is focused in the One-Shot AF mode. Or see “When Autofocus Fails” (p.202).E: Changing the AF ModeN If focus cannot be achieved. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will not light. the camera will detect the movement and change the AF mode automatically to AI Servo AF.

Pressing <0> toggles the AF point selection between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection. Generally. 3 Focus the selected AF point over the Aim subject and press the shutter button halfway to focus.to select the AF Press the <S> key point. <f>. 1 Press the <S> button. When all AF points light up. 2 Select the AF point. While looking at the viewfinder. you can select the AF point by turning the <6> dial until the desired AF point lights in red. the camera sometimes may not focus the subject you want. the subject. the AF point covering the closest subject will be selected to focus. and <a> modes. you can select one AF point to focus where you want. <s>. Therefore. (9) The selected AF point will be displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder. all the AF points are active. With the <d> (Program AE). 68 .S Selecting the AF PointN In the Basic Zone modes. automatic AF point selection will be set.

To make it easier to focus a moving subject. the other AF points will continue to focustrack the subject automatically. If it is difficult to focus. with a fast lens from f/1.8. high-precision focusing is possible with the center AF point. The center AF point is the most sensitive among the nine AF points. use One-Shot AF and focus the eyes. If you focus the eyes first. If you press the shutter button halfway during manual focusing. 69 . you can then recompose and the face will remain sharp. Also. the AF point achieving focus flashes in red briefly. 2 Focus the subject. MF: Manual Focusing 1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. the beeper sounds. set the camera to automatic AF point selection and AI Servo AF. lens focusing Focus by turning the Focusing ring ring until the subject looks sharp in the viewfinder.0 to f/2. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light. select and use the center AF point. First use the center AF point to focus. If the subject moves away from the center AF point.S Selecting the AF PointN Shooting Tips When shooting a portrait up close.

Press the <U> then press <0>. 70 . 2 Select <i>. the continuous shooting speed will be slower. 1 Press the <YiQ> button.7 shots per sec. This is effective for shooting a child running toward you or capturing the different facial expressions. If the [7 Custom Functions (C. In AI Servo AF mode.193) is set to [2: Strong]. focusing will be continuous during continuous shooting. key to select <i>. • For moving subject When AI Servo AF is set. Shooting Tips Also set the AF mode matching the subject. the continuous shooting speed may become slightly slower depending on the subject and the lens used. • For still subjects When One-Shot AF is set. 3 Take the picture.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] (p. the maximum continuous shooting burst will greatly decrease. Since the flash will require recycling time.i Continuous ShootingN You can shoot up to about 3. the camera will focus only once during continuous shooting. The continuous shooting speed might also decrease indoors and under low light. Flash can also be used. The camera shoots continuously while you hold down the shutter button fully.

If stray light enters the viewfinder when the picture is taken. Q: 10-sec. To cancel the self-timer after it starts. beeper. attach the eyepiece cover (p. then press the shutter button completely. to select the Press the <U> key desired self-timer. then press <0>. With <q>. self-timerN (p. use focus lock (p. it may throw off the exposure. After taking self-timer shots. press the <YiQ> button. self-timer The remote control can also be used. 71 . and countdown display (in seconds) on the LCD monitor.205). When using the self-timer to shoot only yourself. you should check the image for proper focus and exposure (p. You can check the self-timer operation with the self-timer lamp.204) l: 2-sec. 2 Select the self-timer.j Using the Self-timer 1 Press the <YiQ> button.106) q: 10-sec.58). 3 Take the picture. Two seconds before the picture is taken. the interval between the multiple shots may be prolonged depending on the shooting functions settings such as the image-recording quality or flash. (p. the self-timer lamp will stay on and the beeper will sound faster. If you will not look through the viewfinder when you press the shutter button.48) on an object at about the same distance as where you will stand. focus the subject. self-timer plus continuous shots Press the <V> key to set the number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the self-timer. Look through the viewfinder.

9 megapixels (18M) Approx. number of possible shots.4 3.9 megapixels (18M) File Size (MB) 6. Select the desired quality. and the number of possible shots [***] will be displayed.4 Possible Maximum Shots Burst 570 1120 1070 2100 1670 3180 150 110 34 1120 1070 2100 1670 3180 6 3 Medium quality JPEG Low quality High quality * Based on Canon’s testing standards with a 4GB card.5M) Approx. 1 Select [Quality]. then press <0>. ISO speed. 72 . 17. and Standard Picture Style.5 megapixels (4. select [Quality]. image size in pixels (****x****). the respective For quality’s megapixel count (***M). [Quality] will appear. 4. ISO 100. 17.5 24. or 4.2 3. the image-recording quality. 8.9. Guide to Image-recording Quality Settings (Approx.0.1 24.5+6. Custom Functions.0 megapixels (8M) Approx.2 1. then press <0>.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality You can select the number of megapixels to record (approx. * The file size.) Quality 73 83 74 84 76 86 1 1+73 High quality Pixels Recorded Approx. card brand.4 1. 2 Selectyour reference. 8.5 megapixels) and the image quality. and maximum burst will vary depending on the subject. 17.7 2. Under the [1] tab. and other settings.

or 1+73 is recommended. If 8 is selected. What’s the difference between 7 and 8? It indicates a different image quality due to a different compression rate.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality FAQ I want to select the image-recording quality matching the paper size for printing. 83 A4 (29.7cm/7.3in. If A3 (42x29. For details.8x12.8x10cm/5. Depending on the shooting conditions. 73 . Refer to the diagram on the left when Paper size choosing the image-recording quality.7cm/16. the images will be in the JPEG type commonly used in digital cameras. Since it is only a single-digit indicator 0 .7in.7x8. Other than 1. Even with the same number of pixels.) 76 86 74 84 1+73 17.9. see “About 1” and “About 1+73” on the next page. the 7 image has higher image quality.9in. Or.) you want to crop the image. The number of possible shots displayed is only an estimate. selecting a 73 higher quality (more pixels) such as 73.7x21cm/ 1 83.0x5. 14. When should I use 1? 1 images require processing with your computer. the image quality will be slightly lower. 11.0in.5x11.8x3.” Note that this number will also be displayed even when no card is installed in the camera. Be careful not to shoot without a card in the camera. I took more shots than the number of possible shots indicated. you may be able to take more shots than was indicated. it might be fewer than indicated. 1. Does the camera display the maximum burst? The maximum burst is displayed in the viewfinder’s right side. but more images can be saved to the card. any number higher than 9 will be displayed only as “9.

Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] (p.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] Although the [7 Custom Functions (C. About 1+73 1+73 records both a 1 and 73 image with a single shot. JPG File extension 1. 74 .JPG for JPEG and . The two images will be saved in the same folder with the same file numbers (file extension . Although 1 images require software like Digital Photo Professional (provided) so they can be displayed on the computer.) You can check the noise reduction effect or print noise-reduced images with Digital Photo Professional (provided software).3 Setting the Image-recording Quality About 1 1 is the raw image data before it is made into 73 or other images. 1 image 73 image File number 0001 . the images are displayed without noise reduction during image playback (on the LCD monitor and on a TV screen) or direct printing.193) settings (Standard/Low/Strong/Disable) are applied to the recorded images. CR2 0001 . 73 images can be viewed or printed even with a computer which does not have the camera’s provided software. The two images are saved to the card simultaneously. they also offer flexibility for image adjustments possible only with 1. Using the provided software is recommended. 1+73 and [7 Custom Functions (C. (Noise may be noticeable in the images.CR2 for RAW). 1 is effective when you want to precisely adjust the image yourself or shoot an important subject. Commercially-available software might not be able to display RAW images.

[Picture Style] will appear. Q Portrait (C: Smooth skin tones) For nice skin tones. 75 . This is a general-purpose Picture Style suitable for most scenes. 1 Press the <XA> button. The picture will be taken with the selected Picture Style applied. you can obtain image effects matching your photographic expression or the subject. and crisp.A Selecting a Picture StyleN By selecting a Picture Style. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a Press Picture Style. Picture Style Effects P Standard (C: Standard) The image looks vivid. sharp. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. you can adjust the skin tone. Picture Style. The image looks softer. By changing the [Color tone] (p. This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <3>.92). Effective for close-ups of women or children. This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <2>. and very sharp and crisp images. picture. then press <0>. R Landscape (C: Vivid blues and greens) For vivid blues and greens. Effective for impressive landscapes.

Any User Defined Picture Style which has not been set will have the same settings as the Standard Picture Style. If you want to later shoot pictures in color. W User Def. [Landscape]. and adjust it as desired (p.A Selecting a Picture StyleN S Neutral This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with their computer. <0> will appear in the viewfinder. When [Monochrome] is selected. the color is adjusted colorimetrically to match the subject’s color. the black-and-white image cannot be reverted to color.. Other than with 1. a Picture Style file. For natural colors and subdued images. The image is dull and subdued. make sure the [Monochrome] setting has been canceled. U Faithful This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with their computer.91). V Monochrome (C: Monochrome image) Creates black-and-white images. 1-3 You can register a basic style such as [Portrait]. etc. 76 . When the subject is captured under a color temperature of 5200K.

aperture setting. The second half of this chapter. all the shooting modes can be used in combination with the functions introduced in Chapter 3. or exposure compensation amount indicates that you can turn the <6> dial to adjust the respective setting.Advanced Shooting This chapter builds on the previous chapter and introduces more ways to shoot creatively. 4 c About the Main Dial Pointer The pointer icon <c> displayed together with the shutter speed. starting with “Changing the Metering Mode” explains the methods to adjust the exposure and the Picture Styles. 77 . All the functions introduced in this chapter can also be used with the <d> (Program AE) mode introduced in Chapter 3. The first half of this chapter explains how to use the <s> <f> <a> <8> modes on the Mode Dial. Except for <8>.

the desired shutter speed. picture. * <s> stands for Time value. “0"5” indicates 0.5 sec. and “15"” is 15 sec.) 1 Set the Mode Dial to <s>. Turning the <6> dial to the right sets a faster shutter speed. and turning it to the left sets a slower one. However. the picture will be taken at the selected shutter speed.) Blurred motion (Slow shutter speed: 1/30 sec. Also. Shutter Speed Display The LCD monitor displays the shutter speed as a fraction. the viewfinder displays only the denominator. 78 . 2 SetSee “Shooting Tips” for advice on setting the shutter speed.s: Action Shots You can either freeze the action or create motion blur with the <s> (Shutter-priority AE) mode on the Mode Dial. 3 Take theyou focus and press the When shutter button completely. Frozen action (Fast shutter speed: 1/2000 sec.

Use a slow shutter speed of 1/15 sec. If the exposure will be too dark. If this happens. the aperture display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the image sensor). To blur a running child or animal giving the impression of fast movement. The flash sync speed can be set from 1/200 sec. turn the <6> dial to the left to set a slower shutter speed or increase the ISO speed. If you use a telephoto lens. the maximum aperture (smallest number) will blink. to 1/500 sec. Use a tripod to prevent camera shake. Use a medium shutter speed such as 1/250 sec. to 30 sec. the flash output will be set automatically (autoflash exposure) to match the automatically-set aperture. If the exposure will be too bright. Using the Built-in Flash To obtain a correct flash exposure. the aperture display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained. Use a fast shutter speed such as 1/4000 sec. or slower.s: Action Shots Shooting Tips To freeze the action or moving subject. the minimum aperture (highest number) will blink. If you press the shutter button halfway and change the shutter speed while the aperture is displayed. How to blur a flowing river or water fountain. to 1/30 sec. Follow the moving subject through the viewfinder and press the shutter button to take the picture. Set the shutter speed so that the aperture display does not blink in the viewfinder. 79 . If you exceed the adjustable aperture range. turn the <6> dial to the right to set a faster shutter speed or decrease the ISO speed. If this happens. hold it steady to prevent camera shake.

the smaller the aperture opening will be.f: Changing the Depth of Field To obtain a blurry background or to make everything near and far look sharp. The apertures displayed will differ depending on the lens. and turning it to the left will set a lower f-number. Sharp foreground and background (With a high aperture f-number: f/32) Blurred background (With a low aperture f-number: f/5. * <f> stands for Aperture value which is the size of the diaphragm hole inside the lens. Turning the <6> dial to the right will set a higher f-number.6) 1 Set the Mode Dial to <f>. the sharper the picture will look with a wider depth of field. 2 SetThe higher the aperture f-number. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. “00” will be displayed for the aperture. If no lens is attached to the camera. set the Mode Dial to <f> (Aperture-priority AE) to adjust the depth of field (range of acceptable focus). Aperture Display The higher the f-number. the desired aperture. picture. 80 . The picture will be taken with the selected aperture.

If the picture will be too bright. the shutter speed can be as long as 30 sec. turn the <6> dial to the right to set a higher aperture f-number or decrease the ISO speed. increase the ISO speed and hold the camera steady or use a tripod.) shutter speed display will blink. the “30"” (30 sec. If this happens. the shutter speed display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained. A farther subject will have a wider depth of field. On the other hand. If you exceed the adjustable shutter speed range. Since wide-angle lenses have a wide depth of field (range of acceptable focus in front of and behind the point of focus). you need not set a high aperture f-number to obtain a sharp picture from the foreground to the background. Under low light. If the picture will be too dark. note that camera shake can occur in low light scenes. the narrower the depth of field. Set the aperture so that the shutter speed display does not blink in the viewfinder. turn the <6> dial to the left to set a lower aperture f-number or increase the ISO speed. 81 . In such cases. If you press the shutter button halfway and change the aperture while the shutter speed is displayed. A higher aperture f-number will make the shutter speed slower. And the closer the subject. the “4000” (1/4000 sec. The depth of field depends not only on the aperture.) shutter speed display will blink. a telephoto lens has a narrow depth of field. but also the lens and subject distance.f: Changing the Depth of Field Shooting Tips When using an aperture with a high f-number. the shutter speed display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the image sensor). If this happens.

keep it steady to prevent camera shake. auto] or [2: 1/200 sec. set the [7 Custom Functions (C.30 sec. If you are handholding the camera. The shutter speed will be set automatically between 1/200 sec.192). 82 . . and the background is exposed with a slow shutter speed set automatically. (fixed)] (p. Using a tripod is recommended.Fn)] menu’s [Flash sync. to suit the scene’s brightness. If you do not want a slow shutter speed to be used. Depth of Field PreviewN Press the depth-of-field preview button to stop down to the lens’s current aperture setting. The depth-of-field effect can be clearly seen on the Live View image as you change the aperture and press the depth-of-field preview button (p. the flash output will be set automatically to match the set aperture (autoflash exposure). You can then check the depth of field (range of acceptable focus) through the viewfinder. speed in Av mode] to [1: 1/ 200-1/60 sec. In low light. the main subject is exposed with the automatic flash.112). Both the subject and background look properly exposed (automatic slow-speed flash sync).f: Changing the Depth of Field Using the Built-in Flash To obtain a correct flash exposure.

With flash. The exposure level indicator in the viewfinder indicates the exposure level up to ±2 stops from the standard exposure index at the center. To set the shutter speed. the image may still look bright even if a darker exposure has been set. While you change the shutter speed and aperture. 1 <6> <O> + <6> Set the Mode Dial to <a>. or to bulb. turn the <6> dial. Exposure level mark If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. to 1/30 sec. the end of the exposure level indicator will display <I> or <J>. The flash sync speed can be set within 1/200 sec. To set the aperture. If the amount set exceeds ±2 stops. You can decide which exposure level to set.103) is set to anything other than [Disable]. 2 Set the shutter speed and aperture. * <a> stands for Manual. the flash exposure will be set automatically to match the aperture that was set. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial. 83 . the exposure level mark will move. Standard exposure index 3 Set the exposure and take the picture.a: Manual Exposure You can set both the shutter speed and aperture manually as desired.

For bulb exposures. It can be used to photograph fireworks. etc. 84 . turn the <6> dial to the left to set <BULB>.Fn)] menu’s [Long exp. You can also use a remote controller (sold separately. p. Since bulb exposures produce more noise than usual. The elapsed exposure time will be displayed on the LCD monitor. the image might look a little grainy.204) for bulb exposures. A bulb exposure keeps the shutter open for as long as you hold down the shutter button. using a tripod and Remote Switch (p. You can reduce this noise by setting the [7 Custom Functions (C.204. Press the button again to stop the bulb exposure. When you press the remote controller’s transmit button.a: Manual Exposure Bulb Exposures In step 2 on the preceding page.193). the bulb exposure will start immediately or 2 sec. later. 205) is recommended. noise reduction] to [1: Auto] or [2: On] (p.

All the AF points will function to detect the subject. If the “30"” shutter speed blinks. but the desired depth of field cannot be obtained. and the aperture required to attain the necessary depth of field will be set automatically. The exposure is correct. Increase the ISO speed. 2 Focus the AF points over the subjects Aim and press the shutter button halfway (0). it means that the subject is too dark. The shutter speed display in the viewfinder blinks. however. Use a tripod to steady the camera. it means that the subject is too bright. Flash can be used. The desired depth of field will not be obtained. Decrease the ISO speed. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <8>. I want to use flash.8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE Objects in the foreground and background will be in focus automatically. This mode sets the depth of field automatically. the subject. the result will be the same as using the <d> mode with flash. All the subjects covered by the AF points flashing in red will be in focus. Either use a wide-angle lens or move farther away from the subjects. FAQ The aperture display in the viewfinder blinks. * <8> stands for Auto-Depth of field. 85 . If the “4000” shutter speed blinks. A slow shutter speed has been set. 3 Take the picture.

the 2 SetPress metering mode. then press <0>. This metering mode is for advanced users. This metering mode is set automatically in Basic Zone modes.q Changing the Metering ModeN The metering mode measures the subject’s brightness to determine the correct exposure. The camera sets the exposure automatically to suit the scene. The gray area in the left figure is where the brightness is metered to obtain the standard exposure. e Center-weighted average metering The brightness is metered at the center and then averaged for the entire scene. 1 Select [Metering mode]. Normally. r Spot metering This is for metering a specific part of the subject or scene. The gray area in the figure is where the brightness is metered to obtain the standard exposure. select [Metering mode].select the the <U> key to metering mode. q Evaluative metering This is an all-around metering mode suited for portraits and even backlit subjects. 86 . evaluative metering is recommended. etc. then press <0>. This metering mode is for advanced users. Under the [2] tab. w Partial metering Effective when the background is much brighter than the subject due to backlighting.

(Decreased exposure) As shown in the figure. Making it brighter: Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the right./AEB] on page 89. the end of the exposure level indicator will display <I> or <J>. comp. the exposure compensation indicator in the viewfinder can only display the setting up to ±2 stops. you should follow the instructions for [2 Exp. After taking the picture. Although you can set the exposure compensation up to ±5 stops in 1/3-stop increments. Increased exposure for a brighter image Decreased exposure for a darker image Dark exposure Brighter with increased exposure If the amount set exceeds ±2 stops. If you want to set the exposure compensation beyond ±2 stops. the exposure level is displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to reset the exposure compensation to zero.Setting Exposure CompensationN O Setting Exposure Compensation Set exposure compensation if the exposure (without flash) does not come out as desired. 87 . (Increased exposure) Making it darker: Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the left. This feature can be used in Creative Zone modes (except <a>).

89). Press the [Flash exposure comp.<S> key to select [y*]. To make the flash exposure brighter. turn the <6> dial to the left.149). With the shooting settings displayed.103) is set to anything other than [Disable]. setting] option. comp. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. After taking the picture. (Increased exposure) Or to make it darker./ AEB] menu (p. do steps 1 to 3 to return the flash exposure compensation amount to zero. the image may look bright even if a decreased exposure compensation or flash exposure compensation has been set. turn the <6> dial to the right. The exposure compensation can also be set with the [2 Expo. the <y> will appear in the viewfinder. You can set the flash exposure compensation up to ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments. You can also set and cancel the flash exposure compensation with the [1 Flash control] menu’s [Built-in flash func. 88 . (Decreased exposure) When you press the shutter button halfway. 1 Display the Quick Control screen.38). 2 Select [y]. Select [Flash exp. 3 Set the flash exposure compensation amount.Setting Exposure CompensationN y Flash Exposure CompensationN Set flash exposure compensation if the flash exposure of the subject does not come out as desired. comp] (p. press the <Q> button (p. The Quick Control screen will activate (7).] will be displayed at the bottom.

You can then choose the best exposure./AEB]. 89 ./AEB]. then press <0>.3 Auto Exposure BracketingN This feature takes exposure compensation a step further by varying the exposure automatically with three shots (±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments) as shown below. The three bracketed shots will be taken in this sequence: Standard exposure. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. comp. select [Expo. Press the <U> key to set the exposure compensation amount. Press <0> to set it. the AEB amount. the AEB amount will be displayed on the LCD monitor. This is called AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing). Under the [2] tab. 2 SetTurn the <6> dial to set the AEB amount. If AEB is combined with exposure compensation. and increased exposure. decreased exposure. Standard exposure Darker exposure (Decreased exposure) Brighter exposure (Increased exposure) 1 Select [Expo. AEB amount picture. AEB will be applied centering on the exposure compensation amount. When you press the shutter button halfway. comp.

Using AEB with exposure compensation. Neither flash nor bulb exposures can be used with AEB. Centering on the exposure compensation amount. AEB will be applied. The three bracketed shots will be exposed in the following sequence: Standard exposure. With the self-timer or wireless remote control (<Q> or <l>). the number of continuous shots will be three times the number set (p. the AEB’s effect might be minimal.70) has been set and you press the shutter button completely. decreased exposure. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. and increased exposure. you can take three continuous shots. 90 . Using AEB with <u> single shooting. Press the shutter button three times to take the three bracketed shots. flash recycling is complete. With <q> set. decreased exposure. the three bracketed shots will be taken continuously in this sequence: Standard exposure. If <i> continuous shooting (p. etc. The AEB setting will be canceled automatically if the power switch is set to <2>. and increased exposure.103) menu is set to other than [Disable].57).3 Auto Exposure BracketingN Canceling AEB Follow steps 1 and 2 to turn off the AEB amount display. Using AEB with the self-timer or wireless remote control. Shooting Tips Using AEB with continuous shooting.

<B> button. Press the <M> button to save the adjusted parameters. The Picture Style selection screen will reappear. The Picture Style selection screen will appear. 1 Select [Picture Style]. select [Picture Style]. To see the resulting effects. To customize [Monochrome].A Customizing a Picture StyleN You can customize a Picture Style by adjusting individual parameters like [Sharpness] and [Contrast]. see page 93. The Detail set. then press <0>. then press <0>. Under the [2] tab. 91 . Any parameter settings different from the default will be displayed in blue. parameter.then press the Select Style. 3 Select a a parameter such as Select [Sharpness]. the 4 SetPress parameter.key to adjust the the <U> parameter as desired. screen will appear. Picture 2 Select a a Picture Style. take test shots. then press <0>.

the sharper the image will look. Color tone The skin tones can be adjusted. To make the skin tone less red. set it toward the minus end. you can revert the respective Picture Style to its default parameter settings. the more diluted the colors will look. To decrease the contrast. To make the skin tone redder. The closer it is to G. The closer it is to G.] in step 3. By selecting [Default set. set it toward the plus end. set it toward the plus end. 92 . the crisper the image will look. set it toward the F end. To decrease the color saturation. To make it less sharp. Saturation The image’s color saturation can be adjusted. The closer it is to E. To increase the color saturation. set it toward the minus end. The closer it is to H. set it toward the plus end. the bolder the colors will look. The closer it is to G. The closer it is to H. set it toward the minus end. Contrast Adjusts the image contrast and the vividness of colors. the softer the image will look. the more yellow the skin tone will look. To increase the contrast.A Customizing a Picture StyleN Parameter Settings and Effects Sharpness Adjusts the sharpness of the image. the redder the skin tone will look. set it toward the E end. the blander the image will look. The closer it is to F. To make it sharper. The closer it is to H. The above adjustments will not be applied to the Picture Styles used in the <C> (Creative Auto) mode.

The following can be selected: [N:None] [S:Sepia] [B:Blue] [P:Purple] [G:Green]. Tree leaves will look crisper and brighter. The blue sky will look slightly darker. Skin tones and lips will look fine. Increasing the [Contrast] will make the filter effect more pronounced. you can make white clouds or green trees stand out more. and the white clouds will look crisper. Filter N: None Ye: Yellow Or: Orange R: Red G: Green Sample Effects Normal black-and-white image with no filter effects. lToning Effect By applying a toning effect. The sunset will look more brilliant. It can make the image look more impressive. 93 . The blue sky will look quite dark. you can also set [Filter effect] and [Toning effect] in addition to [Sharpness] and [Contrast] explained on the preceding page. The blue sky will look more natural. you can create a monochrome image in that color. kFilter Effect With a filter effect applied to a monochrome image.A Customizing a Picture StyleN Monochrome Adjustment For Monochrome. Fall leaves will look crisper and brighter.

2 Select [User Def. Style] selected.]. <B> button.A Registering a Picture StyleN You can select a base Picture Style such as [Portrait] or [Landscape]. You can create Picture Styles whose parameter settings such as for sharpness and contrast are different. 1 Select [Picture Style]. press With [Picture <0>. adjust its parameters as desired and register it under [User Def.*]. 2]. The Detail set. then press the Select [User Def. 3]. Under the [2] tab. The Picture Style selection screen will appear. or [User Def. select the Picture Style here. then press <0>. then press <0>. Style. select [Picture Style]. 94 . [User Def. 3 Press <0>. You can also adjust the parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with the provided software. 1]. 4 Select the base Pictureselect the Press the <V> key to base Picture Style. screen will appear. To adjust the parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with the provided software.

The name of the Picture Style having any modified settings (different from the default) registered under [User Def. For details. 5 Select a a parameter such as Select [Sharpness]. The base Picture Style will be indicated on the right of [User Def. follow step 2 on page 75 to select [User Def. changing the base Picture Style in step 4 will nullify the parameter settings of the registered Picture Style. *]. To shoot with the registered Picture Style. all the [User Def. *] and then shoot. *] will be displayed in blue. *] settings will revert to the default. the 6 SetPress parameter. then press <0>. The Picture Style selection screen will then reappear. then press <0>.key to adjust the the <U> parameter as desired.144). If you execute [Clear all camera settings] (p. 95 .A Registering a Picture StyleN parameter. *]. see “Customizing a Picture Style” on pages 91-93. Press the <M> button to register the new Picture Style. If a Picture Style has already been registered under [User Def.

you can set the color space to sRGB or Adobe RGB for captured images. 2 SetSelectdesiredor [Adobe RGB]. sRGB is recommended.0 (Exif 2. then press <0>. 1 Select [Color space]. If the image is captured with the color space set to Adobe RGB. This setting is not recommended if you do not know about image processing.3 Setting the Color SpaceN The color space refers to the range of reproducible colors. 96 . sRGB is set automatically. Adobe RGB. For normal shooting. In Basic Zone modes.21).0 (Exif 2. and Design rule for Camera File System 2. select [Color space]. Post-processing of the image with software will therefore be required. With this camera. The image will look very subdued in a sRGB personal computer environment and with printers not compatible with Design rule for Camera File System 2. the file name will start with “_MG_” (first character is an underscore). See explanations about the ICC profile in the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. About Adobe RGB This color space is mainly used for commercial printing and other industrial uses.21). then [sRGB] press <0>. the color space. The ICC profile is not appended. Under the [2] tab.

q* wre AE lock is applied at the center AF point. It is effective for backlit subjects. hold down the <A> button and press the shutter button to take another shot. Manual Selection AE lock is applied at the selected AF point. button.A AE LockN Use AE lock when the area of focus is to be different from the exposure metering area or when you want to take multiple shots at the same exposure setting. Press the shutter button halfway.86) AF Point Selection Method (p. 3 Recompose to maintain the AE lock If you want the while taking more shots. The exposure setting will be displayed. (0) 2 Press the <A>lights in the viewfinder The <A> icon to indicate that the exposure setting is locked (AE lock). it locks the current auto exposure setting. and take picture. 1 Focus the subject. This is called AE lock. AE Lock Effects Metering Mode (p. AE lock is applied at the center AF point. Each time you press the <A> button. * When the lens’ focus mode switch is set to <MF>. Press the <A> button to lock the exposure. then recompose and take the shot.68) Automatic Selection AE lock is applied at the AF point that achieved focus. 97 .

the <D> icon will blink. 1 Press the <D> button to pop-up the built-in flash. Get closer to the subject and repeat steps 2 to 4.A FE LockN FE lock locks the flash exposure setting over the desired area of the subject. and press the Compose the shot shutter button completely. Press the shutter button halfway and look in the viewfinder to check that the <D> icon is lit. The flash is fired to take the picture. “FEL” is displayed for a moment and <d> will light. a preflash is fired and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory. 98 . Each time you press the <A> button. * FE stands for Flash Exposure. (8) 3 Press thespot-metering circle over the Aim the subject. If the subject is too far away and beyond the effective range of the flash. This feature can also be used with a Canon EX-series Speedlite. Spot metering circle 2 Focus the subject. The flash will fire a preflash and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory. In the viewfinder. 4 Take the picture. <A> button. then press the <A> button.

B: Setting the White BalanceN White balance (WB) is for making the white areas look white. the <Q> (Auto) setting will obtain the correct white balance. The plain. Focus manually and set the standard exposure for the white object. Normally. You can set any white balance. Spot metering circle 99 . ****K” (K: Kelvin) displayed for the selected white balance <W> <E> <R> <Y> <U> is the respective color temperature. you can select the white balance to match the light source or set it manually by shooting a white object. then press <0>. white object should fill the spot metering circle. the Press the <U> key to select desired white balance. If naturallooking colors cannot be obtained with <Q>. Do this procedure under the actual light source to be used. 2 Select the white balance. O Custom White Balance Custom white balance enables you to manually set the white balance for a specific light source for better accuracy. 1 Photograph a white object. In Basic Zone modes. <Q> will be set automatically. [White appear. The “Approx. <WB> 1 Press thebalance] will button.

76). press the <M> button to exit the menu. a correct white balance might not be obtained. then press <0>. When the menu reappears. it cannot be selected in step 3. Press the <U> key to select <O>. 100 . then press <0>. then press <0>. an 18% gray card (commercially available) can produce a more accurate white balance. On the dialog screen which appears. The custom white balance selection screen will appear. data. 4 Select the custom white balance. If the image was captured while the Picture Style was set to [Monochrome] (p. select [OK] and the data will be imported. 3 Import the white balancecaptured in Select the image that was step 1. If you do step 3. select [Custom Under the [2] White Balance]. Press the <WB> button. Instead of a white object. If the exposure obtained in step 1 is way off.B: Setting the White BalanceN White Balance]. The personal white balance registered with the provided software will be registered under <O>. 2 Select [Custom tab. the data for the registered personal white balance will be erased.

Under the [2] tab.) Sample setting: A2. Each color can be corrected to one of nine levels. This is for advanced users who are familiar with using color temperature conversion or color compensating filters. This adjustment will have the same effect as using a commercially-available color temperature conversion filter or color compensating filter. Pressing the <B> button will cancel all the [WB Shift/BKT] settings. (Mired: Measuring unit indicating the density of a color temperature conversion filter. Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu. On the upper right. During the white balance correction. select [WB Shift/ BKT]. White Balance Correction 1 Select [WB Shift/BKT]. B is for blue. 2 SetPress white balance move the “ ” the <S> key to mark to the desired position. The color in the respective direction will be corrected. A is amber. the correction. <2> will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor. One level of the blue/amber correction is equivalent to 5 mireds of a color temperature conversion filter. G1 101 .2 White Balance CorrectionN You can correct the white balance that has been set. then press <0>. and G is green. M is magenta. “Shift” indicates the direction and correction amount. The WB correction/WB bracketing screen will appear.

Magenta (M) bias. three images having a different color balance can be recorded simultaneously. the maximum burst for continuous shooting will be lower and the number of possible shots will also decrease to one-third the normal number. the image will be bracketed with a blue/amber bias or magenta/green bias. Standard white balance. Blue (B) bias. “BKT” stands for Bracketing. Pressing the <B> button will cancel all the [WB Shift/BKT] settings. White balance bracketing is possible up to ±3 levels in single-level increments. and 3. Standard white balance. Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu. This is called white balance bracketing (WB-BKT). 2. 2. and turning it to the left sets the M/G bracketing. Green (G) bias. On the right. “Bracket” indicates the bracketing direction and correction amount.2 White Balance CorrectionN White Balance Auto Bracketing With just one shot. Set the white balance bracketing amount. Based on the color temperature of the current white balance setting. and 3. Since three images are recorded for one shot. Turning the dial to the right sets the B/ A bracketing. the “ ” mark on the screen will change to “ ” (3 points). 102 . In step 2 for white balance correction. the card will take longer to record the shot. B/A bias ±3 levels Bracketing Sequence The images will be bracketed in the following sequence: 1. Amber (A) bias. During WB bracketing. or 1. when you turn the <6> dial.

3 Auto Lighting OptimizerN If the image comes out dark or the contrast is low. the image might still come out bright. If you want a darker exposure. 1 Select [Auto Lighting Optimizer]. [Standard] is set automatically. it can be corrected with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). Sample of corrected brightness Depending on the shooting conditions. the setting. With JPEG images. the brightness and contrast can be corrected automatically. The default setting is [Standard]. noise might increase. flash exposure compensation. select [Auto Lighting Optimizer]. then press <0>. For RAW images. Under the [2] tab. or manual exposure to darken the exposure. the correction is done when the image is captured. then press <0>. 103 . If a setting other than [Disable] is set and you use exposure compensation. 3 Take the picture. 2 SetPress correctionkey to select the the <U> desired setting. set this to [Disable] first. recorded with the The image will be brightness and contrast corrected if necessary. In Basic Zone modes.

see “About the Lens Correction Data” on the next page. then press <0>. 3 Take the picture. check that the attached lens’ [Correction data available] is displayed. 1 Select [Peripheral illumin. Under the [1] tab. then press <0>. select [Peripheral illumin. the correction is done when the image is captured. Correction enabled Correction disabled 104 . recorded with the The image will be corrected peripheral illumination. correct. correct. With JPEG images. screen. Press the <V> key to select [Enable]. This is called lens light fall-off or drop in peripheral illumination.3 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction Due to the lens characteristics. the 2 SetOn thecorrection setting. The default setting is [Enable].]. If [Correction data not available] is displayed.]. For RAW images. the four corners of the picture might look darker. it can be corrected with Digital Photo Professional (provided software).

3 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction About the Lens Correction Data The camera already contains lens peripheral illumination correction data for approx. In step 2. lens peripheral illumination correction cannot be applied. You can also register the correction data for unregistered lenses. see the PDF Software Instruction Manual (on the CD-ROM) for EOS Utility. if you select [Enable]. the correction amount will be lower. 105 . For details. even if [Correction data available] is displayed. noise might appear on the image periphery. Depending on shooting conditions. setting the correction to [Disable] is recommended. the lower the correction amount will be. The correction amount applied will be slightly lower than the maximum correction amount settable with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). you can check which lenses have their correction data registered in the camera. If the lens does not have distance information. the peripheral light correction will be applied automatically for any lens whose correction data has been registered in the camera. 25 lenses. For JPEG images already captured. the result will be the same as when the correction is set to [Disable]. When using a non-Canon lens. If the correction data for the attached lens has not been registered to the camera. Lens peripheral light correction is applied even when an Extender is attached. With EOS Utility (provided software). The higher the ISO speed.

mirror lockup is effective. Pressing the shutter button completely again locks up the mirror again. Even if <i> (Continuous shooting) has been set. The picture is taken and the mirror goes back down. The mirror will swing up. keep pressing the shutter button completely (self-timer delay time + bulb exposure time). remote control shooting together with mirror lockup can further prevent camera shake. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. If 30 seconds elapse after the mirror has locked up.195). later. 106 . Since you do not touch the camera when the picture is taken. If you let go of the shutter button during the self-timer countdown.Fn)] menu’s [Mirror lockup] and setting it to [1: Enable] (p.Preventing Camera ShakeN The camera’s mechanical shake caused by the reflex mirror action can blur images taken with a super telephoto lens or close-up (macro) lens. Mirror lockup is enabled by selecting the [7 Custom Functions (C. press the shutter button completely. the mirror will lockup and the picture will be taken 2 sec. With Remote Controller RC-6 set to a 2-sec. Shooting Tips Using the self-timer <l> with mirror lockup. it will go back down automatically. When you press the shutter button completely. If you use the self-timer and mirror lockup in combination with a bulb exposure. Remote control shooting. the mirror locks up. Do not point the camera toward the sun. press the transmit button. 2 Press the shutter button completely again. single shooting will take effect. delay. 1 Focus the subject. but no picture will be taken. In such cases. later. there will be a shutter-release sound. then the picture is taken 2 sec.

camera shake can cause blurred images. If you handhold the camera and shoot while viewing the LCD monitor.Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) You can shoot while viewing the image on the camera’s LCD monitor. Using a tripod is recommended. For details. 107 . see the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. This is called “Live View shooting. you can connect the camera to the computer and shoot remotely while viewing the computer screen.” Live View shooting is effective for still subjects which do not move. 5 About Remote Live View Shooting With EOS Utility (provided software) installed in your computer.

Press the <A> button.113-120). 3 Take thethe shutter button completely.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor 1 Display the Live View image. Press The picture will be taken and the captured image is displayed on the LCD monitor. the camera will return to Live View shooting automatically. Press the <A> button to end the Live View shooting. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. The Live View image will closely reflect the brightness level of the actual image you capture. The image’s field of view is approx. When you press the shutter button halfway. 108 . 100%. After the image review ends. 2 Focus the subject. focus manual focus (p. with AF or Before shooting. the camera will focus with the current AF mode. picture.

Battery Life with Live View Shooting [Approx. Continuous Live View shooting is possible for approx. number of shots] Temperature At 23°C / 73°F At 0°C / 32°F Shooting Conditions No Flash 200 170 50% Flash Use 180 150 The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8 and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards. 1 hr. but only one shot will be taken. When flash is used. there will be two shutter sounds. do not point the lens toward the sun. During Live View shooting.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor To Enable Live View Shooting Under [6 Live View function settings]. Cautions for using Live View shooting are on pages 121-122. 109 . at 23°C/73°F (with a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8). 30 min. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components.] to [Enable]. set [Live View shoot.

If flash is used or bulb is set. it indicates that the Live View image brightness is close to what the captured image will look like. The histogram might not be properly displayed in low. AF point (Quick mode) White balance Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Image-recording quality Drive mode AF mode •d : Live mode •c : Face detection Live mode •f : Quick mode Shutter speed AE lock Aperture Flash-ready Histogram AEB FEB Exposure simulation Battery check Highlight tone priority ISO speed Shots remaining Flash exposure compensation Exposure level indicator/ AEB range Magnifying frame When <g> is displayed in white. it indicates that the Live View image is not being displayed at the suitable brightness due to low or bright light conditions. However. 110 . the actual image recorded will reflect the exposure setting.or bright-light conditions. the information display will change. If <g> is blinking. the <g> icon and histogram will be grayed out (for your reference).A Shooting with the LCD Monitor About the Information Display Each time you press the <B> button.

1 Press the <Q> button. the AF points will also be displayed. you can also set the white balance. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. and Auto Lighting Optimizer. function and set it. Q Quick Control While the image is displayed on the LCD monitor. In Creative Zone modes. and AF mode. When <f> is selected. The setting of the selected function is displayed at the bottom.Shooting Function Settings Function settings particular to Live View shooting are explained here. pressing the <Q> button will enable you to set the image-recording quality. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. Picture Style. drive mode. 2 Select athe <S> key to select the Press function to be set. 111 .

Metering timer You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock time). With the AV cable (provided) or HDMI cable (sold separately). you can check the depth of field by pressing the depth-of-field preview button. [7 Clear settings]. the exposure set for the first shot will also be applied to subsequent shots.Shooting Function Settings 3 Menu Function Settings The menu options under the [6] tab’s [Live View function settings] menu are explained below. Grid display With [Grid 1l] or [Grid 2m]. During continuous shooting. AF mode You can select [Live mode] (p. or [Quick mode] (p. you can display grid lines.]. the Live View shooting will be terminated. Using <8> will be the same as using <d>. 169). You can also use a remote controller (sold separately. (camera power remains on). the Live View shooting will stop automatically after 30 min. [6 Sensor cleaning].113). p.139). The functions settable in this menu screen only apply during Live View shooting. [u Live mode] (p. the power will turn off automatically as set with [5 Auto power off] (p.204) for Live View shooting. These functions do not take effect during viewfinder shooting. you can display the Live View image on a TV (p.118). In Creative Zone modes. If you select [y Dust Delete Data]. If [5 Auto power off] is set to [Off].167.114). or [7 Firmware Ver. Even while the Live View image is displayed. The metering mode will be fixed to evaluative metering for Live View shooting. you can still set <M> functions and execute playback <x>. If the camera is not operated for a prolonged period. 112 .

The AF point < > will appear. Press the <A> button.118). press the <L> button. achieving focus may be more difficult than with the Quick mode. the AF operation will take longer than with the Quick mode. AF point 2 Move the AF point. If you want to achieve precise focus. you can press the <Q> button to select the AF mode on the Quick Control screen. 113 . Select the AF mode.114). To return the AF point to the center. While the Live View image is displayed. Live Mode: d The image sensor is used to focus. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor.Using AF to Focus Selecting the AF Mode The AF modes available are [Live mode]. magnify the image. set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. Also. to move the AF Press the <S> key point to where you want to focus (it cannot go to the edges of the picture). p. select [AF mode]. and focus manually (p.120). [u Live mode] (face detection. 1 Display the Live View image. Although AF is possible with the Live View image displayed. and [Quick mode] (p. Under [6 Live View function settings].

Press the <A> button. If multiple faces are detected.Using AF to Focus the subject.108). u (Face detection) Live Mode: c With the same AF method as the Live mode. 114 . 4 Take thethe focus and exposure. the <p> frame will appear over the face to be focused. When focus is achieved. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. <q> will be displayed. 1 Display the Live View image. the AF point will turn orange. If focus is not achieved. 3 Focusthe AF point over the subject and Aim press the shutter button halfway. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. Have the target person face the camera. picture. Press the <U> key to move the <q> frame over the target face. When a face is detected. human faces are detected and focused. the AF point will turn green and the beeper will sound.

the AF mode will switch to the Live mode (p. If the focus is way off. the AF point < > will be displayed and AF will be executed at the center. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. the AF point will turn green and the beeper will sound. If focus is not achieved. If the lens enables manual focusing even while the lens focus mode switch is set to <f>.108). Face detection will not work if the face is very small or large in the picture. titled horizontally or diagonally. 115 . face detection will not be possible. or partially hidden. the center AF point < > will be used to focus. Then if you press the shutter button halfway. 3 Take thethe focus and exposure. When you press the <L> button. The face will then be detected and <p> will be displayed. When focus is achieved. picture. the AF point will turn orange. too bright or too dark.Using AF to Focus 2 Focus the subject. Since AF is not possible with a face detected near the edge of the picture. Press the <L> button again to return to the u (face detection) Live mode. turn the focusing ring to attain rough focus. halfway and Press the shutter button the camera will focus the face covered by the <p> frame.113). If a face cannot be detected. You can press the <S> key to move the AF point. An object other than a human face might be detected as a face. the <p> will be grayed out. The <p> focusing frame might cover only part of the face.

If this happens. If the light source changes while the Live View image is displayed. if you shoot a peripheral subject and the target subject is slightly out of focus. 116 . stop the Live View shooting and autofocus under the actual light source first. If focusing is difficult in the magnified view. then take the picture. The image brightness may change during and after the AF operation. pressing the shutter button halfway will focus again.Using AF to Focus Live Mode and u (Face Detection) Live Mode Notes AF operation Focusing will take slightly longer. aim the center AF point over the subject to focus. pressing the <u> button will not magnify the image. In the u Live mode. In the Live mode or u (face detection) Live mode. Even when focus has been achieved. return to the normal view and autofocus. the image will be magnified at the AF point. The AF-assist beam will not be emitted. the screen might flicker and focusing can be difficult. the focus might be off. If you press the <u> button in the Live mode. Note that the AF speed may differ between the normal and magnified views. If you autofocus in the Live mode’s normal view and then magnify the image.

Soft focus effect is applied with a soft focus lens. flat surfaces. Subjects at the edge of the picture. or pattern keeps changing.Using AF to Focus Shooting conditions which can make focusing difficult: Low-contrast subjects such as the blue sky and solid-color. Under a light source whose brightness. Subjects strongly reflecting light. Subjects in low light. Subjects which keep moving within the AF point and cannot keep still due to camera shake or subject blur. Night scenes or points of light. A special effects filter is used. A subject approaching or moving away from the camera. The AF point covers both a near and faraway subject (such as an animal in a cage). 117 . color. Extremely small subjects. Stripes and other patterns where there is contrast only in the horizontal direction. Autofocusing while the subject is way out of focus. Under fluorescent lighting or when the image flickers.

the Live View image will be interrupted momentarily during the AF operation.Using AF to Focus Quick Mode: f The dedicated AF sensor is used to focus in the One-Shot AF mode (p. Although you can focus the target area quickly. the When you press the Quick Control screen will appear. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. AF point 1 Display the Live View image. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. Turn the <6> dial to select the AF point. The small boxes on the screen are the AF points. Press the <U> key to make the AF point selectable.66). and the larger box is the magnifying frame.<Q> button. Magnifying frame N 2 Select the AF point. 118 . using the same AF method as with viewfinder shooting. Press the <A> button.

When focus is achieved. and AF will be executed. The AF point used to focus will light in red. 3 Focusthe AF point over the subject and Aim press the shutter button halfway.108). 4 Take thethe focus and exposure. Take the picture only while the Live View image is displayed. 119 . You cannot take a picture during autofocusing. The Live View image will turn off.Using AF to Focus the subject. the beeper will sound and the Live View image will reappear. picture. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. the reflex mirror will go back down.

2 Move the magnifying frame. then Check press the shutter button to take the picture (p. the image. 120 . Turn the lens focusing ring to focus roughly.the magnified image. picture. Each time you press the <u> button. 1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. While looking at AE lock Magnified area position Magnification turn the lens focusing ring to focus. Press the <S> key to move the Magnifying frame magnifying frame to the position where you want to focus. After achieving focus.108). press the <u> button to return to the normal view. press the <L> button. the view will change as follows: 5x 10x Normal view 4 Focus manually. 3 Magnifythe <u> button. To return the magnifying frame to the center.Focusing Manually You can magnify the image and focus precisely manually. 5 Take thethe focus and exposure. Press The part within the magnifying frame will be magnified.

121 . About the <E> icon If the camera’s internal temperature becomes high. If Live View shooting continues while the <E> warning icon is displayed and the camera’s internal temperature increases. such as the sun. the image sharpness may look more pronounced than it really is. However. stop and resume the Live View shooting under the actual light source to be used. You should stop Live View shooting and allow the camera to rest. the <E> icon may appear on the screen. the Live View image might not reflect the brightness of the captured image. If the light source within the image changes. the actual captured image will correctly show the bright area. However. the bright area might appear black on the LCD monitor. it might throw off the Live View image’s correct brightness momentarily. the image quality might degrade. if you set the [6 LCD brightness] to a bright setting. chrominance noise may appear in the Live View image. If you point the camera in a different direction. Wait until the brightness level stabilizes before shooting. the screen might flicker. When you magnify the image. the chrominance noise will not be recorded in the captured image. the Live View shooting will stop automatically. If you then continue with Live View shooting. In low light. If there is a very bright light source in the picture. Live View shooting will be disabled until the camera’s internal temperature decreases.Notes About the Live View Image Under low or bright light conditions. If this happens.

When you shoot at high ISO speeds. the shutter speed and aperture will be displayed in red. During the magnified view. Custom Function Notes During Live View shooting. certain Custom Function settings will be disabled (p. Even if you take the picture during magnified view. FE lock is not possible when the built-in flash or an external Speedlite is used. the image will be captured in the normal view.) may appear. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. Live View shooting in high temperatures and at high ISO speeds may cause noise or irregular colors. noise (banding. stop Live View shooting temporarily and wait several minutes before shooting. etc. Notes About Lenses and Flash The focus preset feature on super telephoto lenses cannot be used. Before taking a long exposure.191). dots of light. the exposure might not come out as desired. Return to the normal view before taking the picture. 122 .103) menu is set to anything other than [Disable]. Terminate Live View shooting when not shooting images. This is to prevent image degradation. the camera’s internal temperature may increase and it can degrade image quality. Modeling flash and test flash will not fire if an external Speedlite is used. If you take the picture during magnified view. the image may look bright even if a decreased exposure compensation or flash exposure compensation has been set.Notes About the Shooting Results When you shoot continuously with the Live View function for a long period.

Shooting Movies Set the Mode Dial to <k> to shoot movies. use a large-capacity SD card rated SD Speed Class 6 “ ” or higher. About Full HD 1080 Full HD 1080 indicates compatibility with HighDefinition featuring 1080 vertical pixels (scanning lines). To check the card’s read/write speed. refer to the card manufacturer’s Web site. If you use a slow-writing card when shooting movies. the movie might not be recorded properly. 6 Cards which can record movies When shooting movies. The movie recording format will be MOV. And if you playback a movie on a card having a slow reading speed. the movie might not playback properly. 123 .

167. While the movie is being shot. If necessary. Autoexposure Shooting 1 Set the Mode Dial to <k>. To stop movie shooting. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. 169). When you press the shutter button halfway. autofocus Before shooting a or manual focus (p. press <A> again. During movie shooting. the “o” mark will be displayed on the upper right of the screen.movie. then the image will appear on the LCD monitor. 2 Focus the subject.k Shooting Movies Connecting the camera to a TV set is recommended to playback movies (p. the camera will focus with the current AF mode. do not point the lens toward the sun. 124 . to start Press the <A> button shooting a movie. The reflex mirror will make a sound. 3 Shooting the movie. Cautions for movie shooting are on pages 135 and 136. also read the Live View shooting cautions on pages 121 and 122.113-120).

40 min. left. The area enclosed by the semitransparent mask will be the movie image that is recorded. the total shooting time will be as follows: At 23°C/73°F: Approx. and aperture are set automatically. and right parts of the screen will have a semi-transparent mask. bottom. you can set the exposure compensation. AE lock is possible by pressing the <A> button (p.16). press the <S> button. Pressing the shutter button halfway displays the shutter speed and aperture (p. The ISO speed. Monaural sound is recorded by the camera’s built-in microphone (p. 20 min. the unrecorded image areas will be displayed in black mask. 125 . size] setting (p. Stereo sound recording is possible by connecting an external microphone equipped with a stereo mini plug (3. 1 hr. The sound recording level will be adjusted automatically.126) on the screen’s bottom left. At 0°C/32°F: Approx.97). To cancel AE lock during movie shooting. By holding down the <O> button and turning the <6> dial. If you use Movie crop.16). During movie shooting. With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. This is the exposure setting for taking a still photo.5mm dia.) to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal (p. shutter speed.k Shooting Movies One continuous movie will be recorded as one file.. 1 hr.131). The semitransparent mask size will change depending on the [n Movie rec. the top.

the information display will change. the movie shooting remaining time will change to the elapsed time. the movie shooting remaining time will be displayed in red.k Shooting Movies About the Information Display Each time you press the <B> button. When movie shooting starts. 126 . Battery check Exposure mode L: Autoexposure K: Manual exposure ISO speed Possible shots Exposure compensation amount AF point (Quick mode) Magnifying frame Recording movie If there is no card in the camera. Movie shooting remaining time*/ Elapsed time Frame rate White balance Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Image-recording quality Movie-recording size AF mode •d : Live mode •c : Face detection Live mode •f : Quick mode Shutter speed AE lock Aperture * Applies to a single movie clip.

To set the aperture. 3 Select [Manual]. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial. The reflex mirror will make a sound. . then the image will appear on the LCD monitor. aperture. turn the <6> dial. • 6 / 5 / 4: 1/4000 sec. 2 Select [Movie exposure]. 5 SetPress ISO<Z> button and use the either <6> or <U> key to select the ISO speed. select exposure]. . then press <0>.1/60 sec. The settable shutter speeds depend on the frame rate <9>.6400 127 . 1 Set the Mode Dial to <k>.1/30 sec. then press <0>. •8/7 : 1/4000 sec.[Movie Under the [o] tab.k Shooting Movies Manual Exposure Shooting You can manually set the shutter speed. <6> <O> + <6> 4 Set the shutter speed and aperture. the speed. • Auto ISO setting: ISO 100 . To set the shutter speed. Select [Manual].6400 • Manual ISO setting: ISO 100 . Using manual exposure to shoot movies is for advanced users. and ISO speed for movie shooting.

173). If you playback the movie with “Shooting information display” (p. will be recorded.124). 128 . a shutter speed of 1/30 sec. the movie image might flicker. With manual exposure shooting.k Shooting Movies and shoot the movie. the correct movie exposure will usually be obtained even if the light level changes. If you use a lens whose aperture changes while you zoom. shutter speed. you should not zoom while shooting a movie. The image information (Exif) will record the settings used at the start of the movie shooting. With Auto ISO. due to the drive of the lens aperture. Changing the aperture during movie shooting is not recommended since variations in the exposure. is recommended. to 1/125 sec. 6 Focus procedure is the same as steps 2 The and 3 for “Autoexposure Shooting” (p. the less smooth the subject’s movement will look. and aperture will not be displayed. The faster the shutter speed. Zooming while shooting a movie may record changes in the exposure. When shooting a movie of a moving subject. AE lock and exposure compensation cannot be set. the shooting mode. If you shoot a movie under fluorescent lighting.

1 sec. Displayed when the shutter button is pressed halfway. and the movie shooting will resume automatically when the Live View image is displayed. If you take a still photo during movie shooting. Canceled Single shooting (Self-timer not possible) Flash off 129 . The captured still photo will be recorded to the card. The card will record the movie and still photo as separate files. the movie will have a still moment lasting approx. Function Image-recording quality Exposure setting AEB Drive mode Flash Settings As set in the [1 Quality] menu. Shutter speed and aperture set automatically (or set manually for manual exposures). Other functions will be the same as for movie shooting. Taking still photos during movie shooting The still photo will record the entire screen including the semitransparent mask.k Shooting Movies Shooting Still Photos While shooting a movie. Functions particular to still shooting are shown below. you can also take a still photo by pressing the shutter button completely.

The name of the selected function is displayed at the bottom.Shooting Function Settings Function settings particular to movie shooting are explained here. and AF mode. the AF points will also be displayed. The image-recording quality setting will be reflected in all shooting modes. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. 2 Select athe <S> key to select the Press function to be set. function and set it. When <f> is selected. 1 Press the <Q> button. Q Quick Control While the image is displayed on the LCD monitor. 130 . The menu options under the [n] and [o] tabs are explained below. pressing the <Q> button will enable you to set the white balance. 3 Menu Function Settings Display the movie menu. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. image-recording quality (for still photos). Picture Style. movierecording size. Auto Lighting Optimizer.

). It will give a telephoto effect of about 7x. [4] : Mainly for motion pictures. Noise and dots of light may be more noticeable than in other recording sizes. The 9 (frame rate) displayed on the [Movie rec. : HD (High-Definition) recording quality. Korea. Still photos cannot be taken. Australia. Focusing may be difficult if the AF point covers both a near and far subject. [7] [5] : For areas where the TV format is PAL (Europe.Shooting Function Settings [n] Menu Movie-recording size You can select the movie’s image size [****x****] and frame rate [9] (frames recorded per second). size] screen switches automatically depending on the [6 Video system] setting. 131 . Notes for Movie crop Use a tripod to prevent hand-held camera shake. it will switch automatically to [Live mode] during movie shooting. [Crop 640x480] : Standard-definition recording quality. in [Live mode]. the AF point is displayed larger than with other recording sizes. Also. etc. • Image size [1920x1080] [1280x720] [640x480] : Full HD (Full High-Definition) recording quality. Japan. The Movie crop image cannot be magnified for focusing. • Frame rate (fps: frames per second) [8] [6] : For areas where the TV format is NTSC (North America. : Standard-definition recording quality. The aspect ratio will be 4:3. etc.). Russia. Even if the AF mode has been set to [Quick mode]. This shooting mode is called Movie crop. Mexico. China. The aspect ratio will be 4:3.

Shooting Function Settings Total Movie Recording Time and File Size Per Minute Movie-recording Size 6 [1920x1080] 5 4 [1280x720] [640x480] [Crop 640x480] 8 7 8 7 12 min. press the <A> button. 300. To start movie shooting again. 132 . With ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser (provided software). 1 megapixel at [1280x720]. the movie shooting will stop automatically if the file size reaches 4 GB or if the movie length reaches 29 min. 39 min. If the AF mode is [Quick mode]. AF is possible during movie shooting. and approx. 49 min. AF will be executed in Live mode. AF during k When [Enable] is set. Note that continuous focusing of a moving subject is not possible. 24 min.000 pixels at [640x480]. approx. you might momentarily throw the focus way off or change the exposure. continuous autofocusing is not possible. However. AF mode The AF modes will be the same as described on pages 113-119.) The semi-transparent or black mask on the top and bottom or on the left and right will not be recorded. 1 hr. 330 MB/min. You can select [Live mode]. If you autofocus during movie shooting. The still image quality will be as follows: Approx. 49 min. you can extract a still image from the movie. 165 MB/min. 12 min. 330 MB/min. or [Quick mode]. Total Recording Time 4GB Card 16GB Card File Size After you start shooting a movie. 59 sec. (A new movie file starts being recorded. 2 megapixels at [1920x1080]. [u Live mode].

AE lock is not possible. Convenient when you want to focus and meter at different parts of the picture. If the switch is set to <o> (immediate shooting). no AE lock: Press the shutter button halfway for metering. still photo shooting will take effect. 133 . While holding down the <w> button. For AF. Set the shooting timing switch to <2>. • AF/AF lock. press the <w> button. press the shutter button to take a still photo without executing AF. For AF. • AE/AF.204) to start and stop the movie shooting. no AE lock: Press the shutter button halfway to execute AF. AE lock is not possible. Remote control shooting You can use the Remote Controller RC-6 (sold separately. • AF/AE lock: Normal function. Press the <w> button for AE lock. then press the transmit button. The AF mode setting will also be reflected in Live View shooting. press the <w> button.Shooting Function Settings kShutter/AE lock button You can change the function assigned to the AE lock button and to when you press the shutter button halfway. p. • AE lock/AF: Press the shutter button halfway for AE lock. Press the shutter button halfway to execute AF. Convenient when you do not want to autofocus when taking a still photo during movie shooting.

The gradation between the grays and highlights becomes smoother. Sound recording When the sound recording is set to [On]. shutter speed. The Auto Lighting Optimizer will also be set automatically to [Disable] and cannot be changed. Stereo sound recording is possible by connecting an external microphone (commercially available) equipped with a stereo mini plug (3. The sound recording level will be adjusted automatically. The ISO speed range will be ISO 200 .5mm dia.6400. Setting [Movie exposure] to [Manual] enables you to manually set the ISO speed.127). monaural sound will be recorded with the built-in microphone.Shooting Function Settings [o] Menu Movie exposure Normally. you can display grid lines. If [Enable] is set. The dynamic range is expanded from the standard 18% gray to bright highlights. highlight detail will be improved. Metering timer You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock time).) to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal (p. kHighlight tone priority This can be set only when [Movie exposure] is set to [Manual]. set this option to [Auto].16). The Grid display and Metering timer settings will also be reflected in Live View shooting. Grid display With [Grid 1l] or [Grid 2m]. 134 . and aperture for movie shooting (p.

If the indicator becomes full. 135 . If you take still photos during movie shooting. Notes on Movie Shooting Recording and Image Quality If the attached lens has an Image Stabilizer. Do not connect anything other than an external microphone to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal. you should set the IS switch to <2>. a five-level indicator might appear on the right of the screen during movie shooting. The camera’s built-in microphone will also pick up camera operation noise. the indicator will either not appear or the level (if displayed) will hardly go upward. It indicates how much data has not yet been written to the card (remaining capacity of the internal buffer memory). you can prevent (or reduce) these noises from being recorded. the movie recording size and movie shooting remaining time (p. movie shooting Indicator will stop automatically. The Image Stabilizer will thereby consume battery power and may shorten the total movie shooting time or decrease the number of possible shots.[2 Shooting 2] Menu The functions settable in this menu screen only apply when the Mode Dial is set to <k>. the faster the indicator will climb upward. the movie shooting might stop. The slower the card. shoot a few test movies to see if the card can write fast enough. First.126) will be displayed in red. These functions do not take effect in other shooting modes. If movie shooting is not possible due to insufficient remaining capacity of the card. If you use a card having a slow writing speed. the Image Stabilizer will operate at all times even if you do not press the shutter button halfway. Setting the still images’ recording quality low might improve this problem. If you use a tripod or if the Image Stabilizer is not necessary. If the card has a fast writing speed. If you use a commercially-available external microphone.

turn off the camera. you will not be able to shoot again until the camera’s internal temperature decreases.Notes on Movie Shooting Camera’s internal temperature increase and image degradation If the camera’s internal temperature becomes high. 136 . Turn off the power and let the camera rest for a while. However. the movie shooting will stop automatically.167. If this happens. If the <E> icon is displayed and you keep shooting movies until the camera’s internal temperature rises further. If you take still photos while the <E> icon is displayed on the screen.167) and shoot a movie in [1920x1080] or [1280x720]. If you connect the camera to a TV set (p. If you connect the camera to a TV set with an HDMI cable (p. However. The image quality of movies is not affected. When not shooting. Playback and TV connection If the brightness changes during movie shooting. the <E> icon may appear on the screen. the sound will be properly recorded. the movie being shot will be displayed at a small size on the TV. the TV will not output any sound during the shooting. 169) and shoot a movie. the image quality may be degraded. that part might look momentarily still when you playback the movie. the actual movie will be properly recorded at the movie recording size that was set.

Handy Features Silencing the Beeper (p.139) File Numbering Methods (p.147) Automatic Sensor Cleaning (p.143) Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings (p.139) Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness (p.144) Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically (p.140) Auto Rotation of Vertical Images (p.138) Setting the Image Review Time (p.153) 7 137 .142) Checking Camera Settings (p.138) Setting the Auto Power-off Time (p.146) Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color (p.138) Card Reminder (p.146) Setting the Flash (p.150) Appending Dust Delete Data (p.151) Manual Sensor Cleaning (p.

Select [Disable]. “Card” will be displayed in the viewfinder. Under the [1] tab. the image review will be displayed up until the [Auto power off] time. Under the [1] tab. then press <0>. then press <0>. 3 Card Reminder This prevents shooting if there is no card in the camera. 138 . If [Hold] is set. if you operate any camera controls such as pressing the shutter button halfway. Select [Disable]. If [Off] is set. then press <0>. select [Image review]. select [Beep]. then press <0>. and you cannot release the shutter. then press <0>. If there is no card installed and you press the shutter button.Handy Features 3 Silencing the Beeper You can prevent the beeper from sounding when focus is achieved or during self-timer operation. the image will not be displayed immediately after image capture. Under the [1] tab. the image display will end. then press <0>. Select the desired review time. select [Release shutter without card]. During the image review. 3 Setting the Image Review Time You can set how long the image is displayed on the LCD monitor immediately after capture.

When the camera has turned off due to auto power off. If [Off] has been set and the camera is not used for 30 min. then press <0>. Under the [6] tab. then press <0>. 139 . 3 Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness You can adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor to make it easier to read. the LCD monitor will turn off automatically. select [Auto power off]. you can wake up the camera by pressing the shutter button halfway or any of the following buttons: <M> <B> <x> etc. then press <0>. Under the [5] tab. Select the desired power-off time. press the <B> button. To turn on the LCD monitor again. You can set this auto power-off time. the camera turns off automatically after the set time of idle operation elapses. press the <U> key to adjust the brightness.Handy Features 3 Setting the Auto Power-off Time To save battery power. If [Off] has been set. select [LCD brightness].. either turn off the camera yourself or press the <B> button to turn off the shooting settings display to save battery power. When checking the exposure of an image. With the adjustment screen displayed. then press <0>. set the LCD monitor brightness to 4 and prevent the ambient light from affecting the reviewed image.

This is convenient when you want to save the images numbered anywhere between 0001 to 9999 from multiple cards into one folder in your computer. Under the [5] tab. you should use a newly-formatted card each time.Handy Features 3 File Numbering Methods The file number is like the frame number on a roll of film. select [File numbering]. If the replacement card contains images recorded previously. Select one. then press <0>. the file numbering continues in sequence up to 9999. File numbering after replacing the card Card-1 Card-2 0051 0052 Next sequential file number 140 . You can change how the file number is assigned. Even after you replace the card. The file number will appear on a computer in this format: IMG_0001. [Continuous]: The file numbering continues in sequence even after the card is replaced. the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card. If you want to use continuous file numbering. then press <0>.JPG. The available settings are described below. The captured images are assigned a sequential file number from 0001 to 9999 and saved in one folder.

“. File numbering after replacing the card Card-1 Card-2 0051 0001 File numbering is reset [Manual reset]: To reset the file numbering to 0001 manually or to start from file number 0001 in a new folder. If the replacement card contains images recorded previously. the file name will start with “IMG_”. shooting will not be possible even if the card still has storage capacity. This is convenient if you want to organize images according to cards. the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card. Movie file names will start with “MVI_”. Replace it with a new card. you should use a newly-formatted card. the file numbering returns to continuous or auto reset. When you reset the file numbering manually. For both JPEG and RAW images. After the manual reset. To restart the file numbering from 0001. and “. Each time you replace the card.CR2” for RAW images. The extension will be “. 999 reaches 9999.JPG” for JPEG images. MOV” for movies. a new folder is created automatically and the file numbering of images saved to that folder starts from 0001. This is convenient if you want to use different folders for the images taken yesterday and the ones taken today. 141 . the file numbering restarts from 0001.Handy Features [Auto reset]: Resets the file numbering to 0001 whenever the card is replaced. The LCD monitor will display a message telling you to replace the card. If the file number in folder No. for example.

In such a case. The vertical image does not rotate on the computer screen. FAQ The vertical image is not rotated during the image review immediately after it is captured. The software used is not compatible with image rotation. select [Auto rotate]. It will be rotated. then playback the image. Under the [5] tab. 142 . On the camera’s LCD monitor. then press <0>. [OnPD] is set. I want to rotate an image captured when [OnD] had been set. : The vertical image is not automatically rotated at all.Handy Features 3 Auto Rotation of Vertical Images Vertical images are rotated automatically so they are displayed vertically on the camera’s LCD monitor and computer instead of horizontally. The available settings are described below. if the vertical image is taken while the camera is pointed up or down. but the image does not rotate during playback. The setting of this feature can be changed. Set [OnPD]. Use the software provided with the camera instead. Auto rotate will not work with vertical images captured while [Auto rotate] was set to [Off]. Select one. Also. then press <0>. Press the <x> button and the image playback will display the rotated image. the image might not rotate for playback. see “Rotating the Image” on page 159. [OnD] [Off] : The vertical image is automatically rotated only on the computer. [OnPD] : The vertical image is automatically rotated during playback on both the camera’s LCD monitor and on the computer.

29) Beeper (p. Press the <B> button again to return to the menu.102) Live View shooting (p.107) Red-eye reduction (p.Handy Features B Checking Camera Settings While the menu is displayed.65) Auto rotate display (p.150) 143 . press the <B> button to display the camera’s major function settings. While the menu is displayed.101)/ WB bracketing (p.96) WB correction (p. Press the shutter button halfway to return to the shooting settings display. Settings Display Card remaining capacity Color space (p. press the <B> button to display the settings.139) Sensor cleaning (p.138) Auto power off (p.142) LCD monitor auto off (p.146) Date/Time (p.

select [Clear all Custom Func. This works in the <d> and other Creative Zone modes. 3 Select [OK]. then press <0>. desired setting. 1 Select [Clear settings]. Select [OK].Fn)]. Setting [Clear all camera settings] will reset the camera to the default settings on the next page. select [Clear all camera settings].Handy Features 3 Reverting the Camera to the Default SettingsN This is for reverting all the camera’s shooting settings and Custom Functions to the default settings. 144 . then press <0>. To revert the Custom Functions to the default settings. then press <0>. then press <0>. (C. 2 Select the the shooting settings to the To revert default. Under the [7] tab. select [Clear settings].

On Disable Eye-Fi transmission Disable My Menu settings Unchanged 145 . Enable Enable 2 sec. Live mode Movie Shooting Settings Movie-recording size 1920x1080 AF mode Live mode Disable AF during k kShutter/ AE lock button Remote control Movie exposure Grid display Metering timer Sound recording kHighlight tone priority AF/AE lock Disable Auto Off 16 sec. Brightness 10 images OnzD Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged Live View Shooting Settings Live View shooting Enable Grid display Metering timer AF mode Off 16 sec.Handy Features Shooting Settings AF mode One-Shot AF AF point selection Automatic selection q (Evaluative Metering mode metering) ISO speed AUTO (Auto) Drive mode u (Single shooting) Exposure Canceled compensation/AEB Flash exposure compensation Custom Functions 0 (Zero) Unchanged Image-recording Settings Quality Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Peripheral illumination correction Color space White balance WB correction WB-BKT File numbering Auto cleaning Dust Delete Data 73 Standard Standard Enable/ Correction data retained sRGB Q (Auto) Canceled Canceled Continuous Enable Erased Camera Settings Auto power off Beep Release shutter without card Image review Histogram Image jump w/6 Auto rotate LCD brightness Date/Time Language Video system Copyright information 30 sec.

Handy Features 3 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically This prevents the display-off sensor from turning off the shooting settings display automatically when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. Under the [5] tab. 146 . 3 Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color You can change the background color of the shooting settings screen. then press <0>. then press <0>. the selected color will be displayed for the shooting settings screen. Select [Disable]. Select [LCD auto off]. When you exit the menu. then press <0>. select [Screen color]. then press <0>. Under the [5] tab. Select [Screen color]. Select the desired color. select [LCD auto off].

setting] menus can set the functions listed on the next page. setting] and [External flash func. select [Flash control]. Select [Built-in flash func. setting] and [External flash func. Under the [1] tab. The [External flash ***] menu options for external Speedlites are applicable only to an attached EX-series Speedlite compatible with the respective functions. [Built-in flash func. The setting procedure is the same as setting a camera menu function. Select [Flash control].3 Setting the FlashN The built-in flash and external Speedlite settings can be set with the menu. The functions displayed under [External flash func. The functions not dimmed can be selected and set. then press <0>. If [Disable] is set. 147 . [Flash firing] Normally. The flash control screen will appear. set this to [Enable]. setting] or [External flash func. setting]. both the built-in flash and external Speedlite will not fire. This is useful when you only want to use the flash’s AF-assist beam. setting] will vary depending on the Speedlite model. setting] The [Built-in flash func. The flash functions will be displayed.

However. and once immediately before the exposure ends. setting] E-TTL II (Fixed) k k [External flash func. setting] k Page 148 148 – 88 149 – – * Regarding [FEB] (Flash exposure bracketing). If [2nd curtain] is set. setting] Settable Functions Function Flash mode Shutter sync.. With 2nd curtain sync. setting] and [External flash func. [Zoom]. you can select the flash mode to suit your flash shooting. you can create a trail of light such as from car headlights at night. refer to the Speedlite’s instruction manual. refer to your Speedlite’s instruction manual. For details. see the Speedlite’s instruction manual.]. Shutter sync. FEB* Flash exposure compensation E-TTL II Zoom* Wireless setting* – – – k k k k [Built-in flash func. Flash mode With an external Speedlite. When this is combined with a slow sync speed. This is for advanced users. two flashes will be fired: Once when you press the shutter button completely. the flash will fire right before the exposure ends. and [Wireless set. you can also set [Hi-speed]. 148 . set this to [1st curtain] so that the flash fires immediately after the exposure starts. * For other flash modes. Normally. 1st curtain sync will automatically take effect. with shutter speeds faster than 1/30 sec.3 Setting the FlashN [Built-in flash func. If an external Speedlite is attached. [Manual flash] enables you to set the flash output yourself. [E-TTL II] is the standard mode of EX-series Speedlites for automatic flash shooting.

3 Setting the FlashN

Flash exposure compensation See “y Flash Exposure Compensation” on page 88. E-TTL II For normal flash exposures, set it to [Evaluative]. If [Average] is set, the flash exposure will be averaged for the entire metered scene as with an external metering flash. Since flash exposure compensation may be necessary depending on the scene, this setting is for advanced users. Clear flash settings On the [External flash func. setting] screen, press the <B> button to display the screen to clear the flash settings. When you select [OK], the settings for the built-in flash and external Speedlite will be cleared.

Setting the External Speedlite Custom Functions

1

Display the Custom Function.
Select [External flash C.Fn setting], then press <0>.

the 2 SetPress Custom Function. press the <U> key, then
<0>. The procedure is the same as setting the camera’s Custom Functions (p.190). To clear all the Custom Function settings, select [Clear ext. flash C.Fn set.] in step 1.

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f Automatic Sensor Cleaning
Whenever you set the power switch to <1> or <2>, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit operates to automatically shake off the dust on the front of the sensor. Normally, you need not pay attention to this operation. However, you can execute the sensor cleaning at anytime as well as disable it.

Cleaning the Sensor Now

1

Select [Sensor cleaning].
Under the [6] tab, select [Sensor cleaning], then press <0>.

2 Select [Clean nowf]. then press Select [Clean nowf],
<0>. Select [OK] on the dialog screen, then press <0>. The screen will indicate that the sensor is being cleaned. Although there will be a shutter sound, a picture is not taken.
For best results, do the sensor cleaning while the camera bottom is placed on a table or other flat surface. Even if you repeat the sensor cleaning, the result will not improve that much. Right after the sensor cleaning is finished, the [Clean nowf] option will remain disabled temporarily.

Disabling Automatic Sensor Cleaning
In step 2, select [Auto cleaningf] and set it to [Disable]. The sensor cleaning will no longer be executed when you set the power switch to <1> or <2>.

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3 Appending Dust Delete DataN
Normally, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit will eliminate most of the dust that might be visible on captured images. However, in case visible dust still remains, you can append the Dust Delete Data to the image for erasing the dust spots later. The Dust Delete Data is used by Digital Photo Professional (provided software) to erase the dust spots automatically.

Preparation
Get a solid-white object (paper, etc.). Set the lens focal length to 50mm or longer. Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and set the focus to infinity (∞). If the lens has no distance scale, look at the front of the lens and turn the focusing ring clockwise all the way.

Obtain the Dust Delete Data

1

Select [Dust Delete Data].
Under the [y] tab, select [Dust Delete Data], then press <0>.

2 Select [OK]. and press <0>. After Select [OK]
the automatic self-cleaning of the sensor is performed, a message will appear. Although there will be a shutter sound, a picture is not taken.

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3 Appending Dust Delete DataN

solid-white object. 3 Photograph a of 20 cm - 30 cm (0.7 ft. At a distance
- 1.0 ft.), fill the viewfinder with a patternless, solid-white object and take a picture. The picture will be taken in the aperture-priority AE mode with an aperture of f/22. Since the image will not be saved, the data can still be obtained even if there is no card in the camera. When the picture is taken, the camera will start obtaining the Dust Delete Data. When the Dust Delete Data is obtained, a message will appear. Select [OK], and the menu will reappear. If the data was not obtained successfully, a message to that effect will appear. Follow the “Preparation” procedure on the preceding page, then select [OK]. Take the picture again.

About the Dust Delete Data
After the Dust Delete Data is obtained, it is appended to all the JPEG and RAW images captured thereafter. Before an important shoot, you should update the Dust Delete Data by obtaining it again. To erase dust spots automatically with the provided software, see the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. The Dust Delete Data appended to the image is so small that it hardly affects the image file size.
Be sure to use a solid-white object such as a new sheet of white paper. If the paper has any pattern or design, it may be recognized as dust data and affect the accuracy of the dust deletion with the software.

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Dust which could not be removed by the automatic sensor cleaning can be removed manually with a blower, etc. The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. If the sensor needs to be cleaned directly, having it done by a Canon Service Center is recommended. Before cleaning the sensor, detach the lens from the camera.

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Select [Sensor cleaning].
Under the [6] tab, select [Sensor cleaning], then press <0>.

2 Select [Clean manually].then press Select [Clean manually],
<0>.

3 Select [OK]. then press <0>. Select [OK],
In a moment, the reflex mirror will lockup and the shutter will open.

4 End the cleaning. to <2>. Set the power switch
For the power source, using the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately) is recommended. If you use a battery, make sure it is fully recharged. If the battery grip with size-AA/LR6 batteries is attached, manual sensor cleaning will not be possible.

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the shutter will close and the shutter curtains and image sensor might get damaged. • Setting the power switch to <2>. Clean the sensor with care. the shutter will close and the shutter curtains or reflex mirror might get damaged. If the power is turned off. 154 . never do any of the following.3 Manual Sensor CleaningN While cleaning the sensor. • Opening the card slot cover. The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. If smear that cannot be removed with a blower remains. Do not insert the blower tip inside the camera beyond the lens mount. having the sensor cleaned by a Canon Service Center is recommended. Never use canned air or gas to clean the sensor. If the power is cut off. A brush can scratch the sensor. • Opening the battery compartment cover. Use a plain blower without any brush attached. The blowing force can damage the sensor or the spray gas can freeze on the sensor.

Image Playback This chapter explains features related to viewing photos and movies. 155 . 8 About images taken with another camera: The camera might not be able to properly display images captured with a different camera or edited with a computer or whose file name was changed. Here you will find explanations about how to playback and erase photos and movies with the camera and viewing them on a TV set. going into more detail than in Chapter 2 “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” which explained the playback procedure.

display. 4 images and one image displayed. 1 Playback the image. When you press the <x> button. Turn the <6> dial to see the next screen of index images. Pressing the <u> button will toggle the display from 9 images. the last captured image will be displayed.x Searching for Images Quickly H Display Multiple Images on One Screen (Index display) Search for images quickly with the index display showing four or nine images on one screen. Press the <I> button again to switch to the 9-image index display. 3 Select the image. Press the <I> The 4-image index display will appear. 156 . Press <0> and the selected image will be displayed as a single image. to move the blue Press the <S> key frame to select the image. The currently-selected image will be highlighted in a blue frame. 2 Switch to the indexbutton.

To change the jump method. Jump method Image location To search images according to the shooting date. On the single-image display. 1 Select the jump method. press the <V> key. you can turn the <6> dial to jump through the images. select the desired jump method from [1 image/10 images/100 images/ Date/Movies/Stills]. by jumping. 2 Browse the <x> button to playback Press the image. Turn the <6> dial to display the shooting date. If the card contains both [Movies] and [Stills]. The jump display will proceed according to the selected jump method. then press <0>. In the [4 Image jump w/6] menu. select either one to display only movies or stills. On the bottom right. turn the <6> dial.x Searching for Images Quickly I Jump through Images (Jump display) With the single image display. the jump method and current image location are indicated. 157 . select [Date].

the image will continue to be magnified until it reaches the maximum magnification. During image playback. the magnification will continue to reduce to the single image display.5x to 10x on the LCD monitor. Magnified area position around image. The image will be magnified. If you hold down the <u> button. press the <x> button and the single image display will return. press the <u> button. To exit the magnified display. You can turn the <6> dial to view another image while the magnification is maintained. Magnified view is not possible during the image review immediately after the image is taken. Press the <I> button to reduce the magnification. 2 Scroll the <S>the to scroll around the Use key magnified image. 158 . 1 Magnify the image. A movie cannot be magnified. If you hold down the button.u/y Magnified View You can magnify a shot image by 1.

If you have set [5 Auto rotate] to [OnzD] (p. Under the [3] tab. If the rotated image is not displayed in the rotated orientation during image playback. repeat steps 2 and 3. <0>. 159 . 1 Select [Rotate]. 3 Rotate the image. You can also select an image on the index display. To exit and return to the menu. you need not rotate the image as described above. A movie cannot be rotated. set the [5 Auto rotate] menu option to [OnzD].142) before taking vertical shots.b Rotating the Image You can rotate the displayed image to the desired orientation. the Each time you press image will rotate clockwise as follows: 90° → 270° → 0° To rotate another image. select [Rotate]. press the <M> button. key to select the Press the <U> image to be rotated. 2 Select the image. then press <0>.

the camera cannot be connected with an HDMI cable.k Enjoying Movies Basically. you can watch Full HD (Full HighDefinition: 1920x1080) and HD (HighDefinition: 1280x720) movies with higher image quality.162-166) You can playback movies on the camera’s LCD monitor and even edit out the first and last scenes. A movie edited with a personal computer cannot be rewritten to the card and played back with the camera. 169) Use the provided AV cable or an HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) to connect the camera to a TV set. You can also playback photos and movies recorded in the card as an automatic slide show.167. Since hard disk recorders do not have an HDMI IN terminal. Movies on a card can be played only by devices which can play MOV files. Playback on a TV set (p. If you have a High-Definition TV set and connect your camera with an HDMI cable. there are the following three ways to playback the movies you shot. movies and photos cannot be played nor saved. Playback on the Camera’s LCD Monitor (p. Even if the camera is connected to a hard disk recorder with a USB cable. Then you can playback the captured movies and photos on the TV. 160 .

k Enjoying Movies Playback and Editing with a Personal Computer (See the PDF file instruction manual for ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser) The movie files recorded in the card can be transferred to a personal computer and played or edited with ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser (provided software). use a high-performance personal computer. be sure it is compatible with MOV files. see the PDF file instruction manual. For details on commercially-available software. You can also extract a single frame from a movie and save it as a still photo. Regarding the computer hardware requirements for ZoomBrowser EX/ ImageBrowser. inquire the software maker. 161 . If you want to use commercially-available software to playback or edit the movies. For smooth movie playback.

<0>. the perforation on the left edge of the image indicates that it is a movie. 162 . 3 Pressthe single-image display. the <1s> icon displayed on the upper left indicates that it is a movie. During the index display. you can adjust the sound volume by turning the <6> dial. press <0> to switch to the single-image display. For more details on the playback procedure. During movie playback. Select The movie will start playing. 4 Playback[7] (Play).k Playing Movies 1 Playback the image. The movie playback panel will appear on the bottom. Press the <x> button to display the image. then press <0>. As movies cannot be played on the index display. You can pause the movie playback by pressing <0>. press On <0>. see the next page. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a Press movie. Speaker the movie. movie. With the single-image display.

k Playing Movies Function Playback Description Returns to the single-image display. it will rewind the movie. 169) to playback a movie. the continuous playback time at 23°C/73°F will be as follows: Approx. If you took a still photo while you shot the movie. Each time you press <0>. Playback position Playback time You can adjust the built-in speaker’s (p.167. the still photo will be displayed for approx. the movie will play frame-byframe. The slow-motion speed is indicated on the upper right. a single previous frame is displayed.173). 30 min. Displays the movie’s last frame. Pressing <0> toggles between play and stop. during the movie playback.) 163 . If you connect the camera to a TV set (p. adjust the sound volume with the TV set. If you hold down <0>. Each time you press <0>. (Turning the <6> dial will not adjust the sound volume. Displays the movie’s first frame. press the <B> button to switch the shooting information display (p. If you hold down <0>. 2 hr. Adjust the slow motion speed by pressing the <U> key. 2 Exit 7 Play 8 Slow motion 5 First frame 3 Previous frame 6 Next frame 4 Last frame X Edit mm’ ss” 9 Volume With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. During the single-image display. it will fast forward the movie. Displays the editing screen (p. 1 sec.162) sound volume by turning the <6> dial.164).

Press the <U> key to see the previous or next frames. [New file] will not be selectable. select [X]. movie. If the card does not have enough room. increments. press <0>. The editing screen will be displayed. then press <0>. To save it and overwrite the original movie file. to Select [7] and press <0> playback the portion highlighted in blue. the exact position where the movie is edited may differ slightly from the position you specified. 2 Specify the part to(Cut beginning) or Select either [U] [V] (Cut end). go back to step 2. 164 . select [2] and press <0>.X Editing the Movie’s First and Last Scenes You can edit out the first and last scenes of a movie in 1-sec. After deciding which part to edit out. Since the editing is done in 1-sec. 1 On the movie playback screen. 3 Check the edited movie. select [Overwrite]. select [New file]. The portion highlighted in blue on the top of the screen is what will remain. Then press <0>. To save it as a new movie. then press <0>. Select The save screen will appear. To cancel the editing. 4 Save the[W]. Holding it down will fast forward the frames. be edited out. increments (position indicated by [X]). More movie editing functions are available with ZoomBrowser EX/ ImageBrowser (provided software). To change the editing.

Number of images to be played 2 Select the images to be played back. Press the <V> key to select the date. Item Playback Description All the still photos and movies in the card will be played back. select [Slide show]. Only the still photos in the card will be played back. 1 Select [Slide show]. If you selected [iDate]. then press <0>. press the <B> button while <zH> is highlighted. Only the movies in the card will be played back. Press the <V> key to select one of the following: [jAll images/iDate/ kMovies/zStills]. The [Select date] screen will appear. Still photos and movies taken on the selected shooting date will be played back. Under the [3] tab.3 Slide Show (Auto Playback) You can playback the images in the card as an automatic slide show. jAll images iDate kMovies zStills 165 . then press <0>. Then press <0>. Press the <V> key to select the top menu item. then press <0>.

To view the slide show on a TV set. To pause the slide show. During the slide show. you can press the <U> key to view another image. auto power off will not take effect.. During pause. the key to select [Set up]. 4 Start thethe <V> key to select [Start]. see pages 167. Press <0> again to resume the slide show. During auto playback. press the <M> button. and return to To quit the slide show the setting screen. After [Loading image. you can press the <B> button to change the still photo display format. then press <0>.3 Slide Show (Auto Playback) the time 3 SetPressplay<V>and repeat option. [G] will be displayed on the upper left of the image. The display time may vary depending on the image. you can adjust the sound volume by turning the <6>. press <0>. 169. 5 Quit the slide show. For still photos. the slide show will start. set the [Display time] and [Repeat] options. During movie playback. 166 . Press then press <0>. During pause.. [Display time] [Repeat] slide show.] is displayed. then press the <M> button.

on the TV and switch the 3 Turn video input to select the TV’s connected port. 4 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. turn off the camera and television.Viewing the Images on TV You can also view the still photos and movies on a TV set. (Nothing will be displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor. you can change the display format. To playback movies. Connect the TV’s HDMI IN port. HDMI cable to 2 Connect thethe HDMI cable tothe TV set. button. insert it into the <D> terminal. 167 . see page 162.) The images will be displayed at the TV’s optimum resolution automatically. * Depending on the TV set. part of the image displayed might be cut off. 1 Connect the HDMI cable to the camera. Connect the HDMI cable to the camera’s <D> terminal. * Adjust the movie’s sound volume with the TV set. 5 Press the <x>appear on the TV The image will screen. With the plug’s <dHDMI MINI> logo facing the front of the camera. By pressing the <B> button. Viewing on HD (High-Definition) TV Sets The HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) is required. Before connecting or disconnecting the cable between the camera and television.

For a slide show. Then press the Enter button. Press the / button to select an option. The menu will disappear and you can use the / button to select an image. When the camera is connected to a TV set. then press the Enter button. select [Ctrl over HDMI]. 2 Select the remote control to the TV set Point the and press the / button to select the image. image. then press <0>. * A function enabling you to control multiple HDMI devices with one remote control unit. When you press the camera’s <x> button. use the provided AV cable to connect to the TV. then press <0>. the TV set’s input will automatically switch to the HDMI port connected to the camera. The menu displayed will differ for still photos and movies. In such a case. Select [Return] and press the Enter button. Doing so may cause a malfunction. you can use the TV set’s remote control for playback operations. you can use the TV set’s remote control for playback operations. Under the [4] tab. For HDMI CEC TV sets When a TV set compatible with HDMI CEC* is connected to the camera with the HDMI cable. The camera’s <q/C> terminal and <D> terminal cannot be used at the same time. Some TVs might not be able to display the captured images. Select [Enable]. The menu will appear. press the remote control’s / button to select an option.Viewing the Images on TV Do not connect any other device’s output to the camera’s <D> terminal. 1 Select [Ctrl over HDMI]. 168 . then press the Enter button.

With the plug’s <Canon> logo facing the back of the camera. even those compatible with HDMI CEC.) To playback movies. Do not use any AV cable other than the one provided. the images will not be displayed properly. and use the camera to control the playback operation. Certain TV sets. Set the proper video system format with the [6 Video system] menu option. video input the connected 4 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. Connect the AV the TV’s video IN terminal and to the audio IN terminal. (Nothing will be displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor. Images might not be displayed if you use a different cable.Viewing the Images on TV Some TV sets require you to first enable the HDMI CEC connection. For details. 5 Press the <x>appear on the TV The image will screen. see page 162. TV and 3 Turn on the to selectswitch the TV’s port. 169 . In such a case. If the video system format does not match the TV’s. set the camera’s [4 Ctrl over HDMI] menu option to [Disable]. see the TV set’s instruction manual. (Red) (White) (Yellow) cable 2 Connect the AV cable toto the TV set. Connect the AV cable to the camera’s <q/ C> terminal. button. insert it into the <q/ C> terminal. Viewing on Non-HD (High-Definition) TV Sets 1 Connect the provided AV cable to the camera. may not operate properly.

172). 170 . To cancel the image protection. only the protected images will remain. If you erase all the images (p.42). Image protect icon protect it. The menu will reappear. Once an image is protected. 2 Select the image andto select the Press the <U> key image to be protected. then press <0>.K Protecting Images Protecting an image prevents it from being erased accidentally. then press <0>. If you format the card (p. the <K> icon will appear on the top of the screen. press the <M> button. The protect setting screen will appear. This is convenient when you want to erase unnecessary images all at once. To protect another image. When an image is protected. To exit the image protection. you must first cancel the protection. the protected images will also be erased. The <K> icon will disappear. Under the [3] tab. 1 Select [Protect images]. select [Protect images]. repeat step 2. it cannot be erased by the camera’s erase function. press <0> again. To erase a protected image.

Under the [3] tab.L Erasing Images You can either select and erase images one by one or erase them in one batch. then press <0>. Protected images (p. 171 .170) will not be erased. Erasing a 1+73 image will erase both the RAW and JPEG images. you can erase multiple images at one time. Make sure you no longer need the image before erasing it. then image displayed will be erased. select [Erase images]. it cannot be recovered. 3 Checkmarking <X> Images to be Erased in a Batch By checkmarking the images to be erased. protect them. 1 Select [Erase images]. 2 Press the <L> button. To prevent important images from being erased accidentally. Erasing a Single Image 1 Playback the image to be erased. The Select [Erase]. press <0>. 3 Erase the image. at the The erase dialog will appear bottom of the screen. Once an image is erased.

then press <0>. press the <I> button. 172 .L Erasing Images images]. To display the three-image display. repeat step 3. 3 Erasing All Images in the Card You can also erase all the images in the card. 3 Select the images to be erased and Select the images press the <V> key. Select [Select and erase then press <0>. 4 Erase the images.42). The <X> icon will be displayed on the upper left. When the [3 Erase images] menu is set to [All images on card]. all the images in the card will be erased. To erase other images. format the card (p. The selected images will be erased. press the <u> button. The images will be displayed. to be erased. Select [OK]. To also erase protected images. To return to the single-image display. Press the <L> button. 2 Select [Select and eraseimages].

File number Histogram (Brightness/RGB) Picture Style and settings ISO speed Highlight tone priority Color space Shooting date and time Image verification data appended * With 1+73 images. The shutter speed and aperture will not be displayed. To obtain more image detail in the overexposed areas. any overexposed areas of the image will blink. Exposure compensation amount Flash exposure compensation amount Aperture Shutter speed/ Recording time Metering mode Shooting mode/ Movie Image-recording quality/ Movie-recording size Playback number/ Total images recorded White balance White balance correction File size Protect Folder number . recording size <A/B/C>. 173 . recording format <D>. * For still photos taken during movie shooting display.B Shooting Information Display When you press the <B> button during single-image playback. <G> will be displayed. set the exposure compensation to a negative amount and shoot again. you can switch the shooting information display. and frame rate <8/7/6/5/4> will be displayed. the 73 file size is displayed. The most detailed shooting information is shown below. * For movie files. the movie icon <k/ >. About the Highlight Alert When the shooting information is displayed.

By checking the image’s RGB histogram. 174 . The more pixels there are toward the left. The horizontal axis indicates the color’s brightness level (darker on the left and brighter on the right). you can see the color’s saturation and gradation condition and white balance inclination. And if there are too many pixels on the right. If there are too many pixels on the left. the darker the image. the darker and less prominent the color. Bright image And if there are too many pixels on the right. The RGB histogram display is for checking the color saturation and gradation. while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each color brightness level. Sample Histograms [Brightness] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of the image’s brightness level. the color will be too saturated with no detail. the shadow detail will be lost. The horizontal axis indicates the brightness level Dark image (darker on the left and brighter on the right). By checking the image and its brightness histogram. while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each brightness level. the respective color information will be lacking. green. [RGB] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of each primary color’s brightness level in the image (RGB or red. And the more pixels there are toward the right. the brighter and denser the color. If there are too many pixels on the left. The display can be switched with the [4 Histogram] menu. the highlight detail will be lost. The gradation in-between will be reproduced. The more pixels Normal brightness there are toward the left.B Shooting Information Display About the Histogram The brightness histogram display shows the exposure level distribution and overall brightness. the brighter the image. you can see the exposure level inclination and the overall gradation. and blue). And the more pixels there are toward the right.

The camera is compatible with “wPictBridge” which is the standard for direct printing. quantity to print.Printing Images Printing (p. etc.185) DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) enables you to print images recorded in the card according to your printing instructions such as the image selection. Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) (p. You can print multiple images in one batch or give the print order to a photofinisher.176) You can connect the camera directly to a printer and print out the images in the card. 9 175 .

5 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. Use the interface cable provided with the camera. see the printer’s instruction manual. 176 . When connecting the cable plug to the camera’s <q/C> terminal. Connecting the Camera to a Printer 1 Set the camera’s power switch to <2>. up the printer. Some printers may make a beeping sound. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. the cable plug’s <D> icon must face the front side of the camera. 4 Turn on the printer. 2 SetFor details. 3 Connecting the camera to a printer. To connect to the printer.Preparing to Print The direct printing procedure is done entirely with the camera while you look at the LCD monitor.

The error message will be displayed on the LCD monitor (p. On the print setting screen. Movies cannot be printed. printing up to approx. For direct printing. Press the <x> button to playback the image. 6 Playback thex> button. 2. Hold the plug (not the cord) to pull out the cable.184). Press <0>. Before disconnecting the cable. Press the < The image will appear. and the <w> icon will appear on the upper left to indicate that the camera is connected to a printer. do the following: 1. With a fully-charged battery. The camera cannot be used with printers compatible only with CP Direct or Bubble Jet Direct. 4 hours is possible. first turn off the camera and printer. Do not use any interface cable other than the one provided. If there is a long beeping sound in step 5. To find out what’s wrong. make sure it is fully charged. 3. using AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately) to power the camera is recommended. If you use a battery pack to power the camera. 177 .Preparing to Print wPictBridge image. select [Print]. it indicates a problem with the printer.

The paper settings screen will appear. <0>.183). Check that the <w> icon is displayed on the upper left of the LCD monitor. Starts the printing. * Depending on the printer. Sets the date or file number imprinting to on or off. type. 0 2 Press <print>.then press Select [Paper settings]. Printer-connected icon 1 Select the image to be printed. Sets the paper size. Sets the trimming (cropping) (p. For details. Sets the quantity to be printed. and layout. Press the <U> key to select the image to be printed. Returns to the screen in step 1.setting screen will appear. 178 .180).wPrinting The screen display and setting options will differ depending on the printer. certain settings such as the date and file number imprinting and trimming might not be available. Some settings might not be available. and layout you have set are displayed. see the printer’s instruction manual. type. 3 Select [Paper settings]. The paper size. The Print setting screen Sets the printing effects (p.

white balance.185) will be printed. The page layout will vary depending on the printer model or its settings.. lens name. the print will have borders. aperture. * From the Exif data. read the printer’s instruction manual to check what paper types can be used. When using a Canon printer and Canon paper. then press <0>. If your printer cannot print borderless prints. USetting the Page Layout Select the page layout. The print setting screen will reappear. The paper type screen will appear. The print will have no borders. etc. 16. Bordered Borderless Borderedc xx-up 20-upc 35-upp Default The print will have white borders along the edges. ISO speed.wPrinting QSetting the Paper Size Select the size of the paper loaded in the printer. 179 . • [20-upc] will have the shooting information* imprinted. The page layout screen will appear. shooting mode. The shooting information* will be imprinted on the border on 9x13cm and larger prints. then press <0>. or 20 images on one sheet. exposure compensation amount. 8. will be imprinted. On A4 or Letter size paper. YSetting the Paper Type Select the type of the paper loaded in the printer. then press <0>. the camera name. 4. 9. shutter speed. Option to print 2. 20 or 35 thumbnails of the images ordered through DPOF (p.

* When you change the printing effects. it is reflected in the image displayed on the upper left.need not set necessary. What is displayed on the screen differs depending on the printer. Note that the printed image might look slightly different from the displayed image which is only an approximation. No automatic correction will be applied. The image will be printed with higher saturation to produce more vivid blues and greens. This also applies to [Brightness] and [Adjust levels] on page 182. 0 Warm tone Prints in black-and-white with warm. The image noise is reduced before printing. For details. bluish blacks.” The printing will differ depending on the printer. The image’s Exif data is used to make automatic corrections. this setting enables finer printing adjustments than with “Natural. then press <0>.wPrinting the 4 SetSet asprinting effects. zNatural M EDefault The printing characteristics are the same as the “Natural” setting. Printing Effect EOn EOff EVIVID ENR 0 B/W 0 Cool tone Description The image will be printed according to the printer’s standard colors. yellowish blacks. Prints the image in the actual colors and contrast. If you any printing effects. see the printer’s instruction manual. Prints in black-and-white with true blacks. No zNatural automatic color adjustments are applied. However. If the <e> icon is displayed next to <z>. you can also adjust the printing effect (p. Select the option on the upper right (circled in the screenshot).182). go to step 5. Prints in black-and-white with cool. Select the desired printing effect. 180 . then press <0>.

then select [OK]. Just select the image and press the <l> button. necessary. (You cannot set the number of copies. the 6 SetSet asnumber of copies. See the printer’s instruction manual to find out what the [Default] settings are. the number of copies will always be 1. all the settings will revert to the default. Depending on the image’s file size and image-recording quality.183) has been applied. then press <0>.183) will not be applied. then press <0>. With Easy printing. press <0> while [Stop] is displayed.144). Set as necessary. it may take longer to print the image. 181 . any trimming (p. The [Default] setting for printing effects and other options are the printer’s own default settings as set by the printer’s manufacturer. it may take some time for the printing to start after you select [Print]. Select <I>.) Also. you can print another image using the same settings. then press <0>. Set as desired.wPrinting 5 Set the date and file number imprinting. Select <R>. With Easy printing. Select [Print]. 7 Start printing. If image tilt correction (p. Set the number of copies. then press <0>. To stop the printing. then press <0>. If you execute [Clear all camera settings] (p.

When you select [Detail set. B is for blue. Press the <U> key to freely adjust the shadow level (0 . The [kBrightener] and [Red-eye corr. and G is green. [Color tone]. You can then adjust the printing effect. press the <B> button. If you select [Clear all]. To adjust the [Color balance]. Effective in flash images where the subject has red eye. What can be adjusted or what is displayed will depend on the selection made in step 4. 182 .] effects will not show on the screen. you can change the histogram’s distribution and adjust the image’s brightness and contrast. The color in the respective direction will be corrected. the face will be brightened for printing. Adjust levels When you select [Manual]. When the <e> icon is displayed next to <z>. use the <S> keys. When [On] is set. press the <B> button to change the position of the <h>.wPrinting e Adjustment of Printing Effects In step 4 on page 180. Red-eye corr. and [Color balance]. A is amber. you can adjust the [Contrast].255). [Saturation]. M is magenta. select the printing effect. Brightness The image brightness can be adjusted. When [On] is set. all the printing effect settings will be reverted to the default.]. With the Adjust levels screen displayed.127) or highlight level (128 . kBrightener Effective in backlit conditions which can make the subject’s face look dark. the red eye will be corrected for printing.

5-degree increments. select [Trimming]. Moving the trimming frame Press the <S> key to move the frame over the image vertically or horizontally. the <O> icon on the screen will turn blue. you can adjust the image tilt angle up to ±10 degrees in 0. Rotating the frame Each time you press the <B> button. The trimming frame’s aspect ratio can be changed with [Paper settings]. When you adjust the image tilt. You can check the trimmed image area on the upper left of the print setting screen. The smaller the trimming frame. Move the trimming frame until it covers the desired image area. and aspect ratio. Do the trimming right before printing. 3 Press <0> to exit the trimming. 183 . This enables you to create a vertical-oriented print from a horizontal image. If you set the trimming and then set the print settings. 2 Set the trimming frame size. the size of the trimming frame will change. The print setting screen will reappear. Image tilt correction By turning the <6> dial. the trimming frame will toggle between the vertical and horizontal orientations. position. The image area within the trimming frame will be printed. the larger the image magnification will be for printing. 1 On the print setting screen.wPrinting Trimming the Image Tilt correction You can crop the image and print only the trimmed portion as if the image was recomposed. Changing the trimming frame size When you press the <u> or <I> button. you may have to set the trimming again.

etc. For details on resuming the printing. look at the camera’s LCD monitor. Press <0> to stop printing. no paper. operate the buttons on the printer to resume printing. Ink Error Check the printer’s ink level. the trimmed image area might not be printed as you specified. Hardware Error Check for any printer problems other than paper and ink problems. If you look at the image on a TV screen. While trimming the image. Images taken with a different camera or images edited with a computer might not be printable. an error message will appear on the camera’s LCD monitor. After fixing the problem. Paper Error Check whether the paper is properly loaded in the printer. resume printing. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. see the printer’s instruction manual. File Error The selected image cannot be printed via PictBridge. Handling Printer Errors If you resolve a printer error (no ink. Error Messages If a problem occurs during printing.) and select [Continue] to resume printing but it does not resume. the trimming frame might not be displayed accurately. and check the waste ink tank. 184 . For details on how to fix a printing problem. The smaller you make the trimming frame. the grainier the picture will look on the print.wPrinting Depending on the printer.

the option as desired.] 185 . and file No. (They cannot be set individually for each image. and [File No. The print settings will be applied to all print-ordered images. Select the desired setting. [Print type] [Date] [File No. 2 Select [Set up]. imprinting. select [Print order].]. Under the [3] tab. date imprinting.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) You can set the print type. then press <0>. then press <0>. 3 SetSet the [Print type]. then press <0>. then press <0>.) Setting the Printing Options 1 Select [Print order]. [Date]. Select the option to be set. Select [Set up].

Prints both the standard and index prints. Also. 186 .] are set to [On]. depending on the image type. Next. If this happens with your printer. The print order may not work or may be overwritten. Or check with your photofinisher about compatibility when ordering prints.] cannot be set to [On] at the same time. When printing with DPOF. Even if [Date] and [File No. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. It will not work if you just extract images from the card and try to print them. you must use the card whose print order specifications have been set. the print order may not be possible. With [Index] prints. the date or file No. might not be imprinted depending on the print type setting and printer model. [On] imprints the file No. Do not insert into the camera a card whose print order was set by a different camera and then try to specify a print order.Image] or [All image] to order the images to be printed. Certain DPOF-compatible printers and photofinishers might not be able to print the images as you specified. Date File number On Off On Off [On] imprints the recorded date on the print.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Print type K L K L Standard Prints one image on one sheet. on the print. select [Sel. Press the <7> button. RAW images and movies cannot be print ordered. 4 Exit the setting. The print order screen will reappear. Index Both Multiple thumbnail images are printed on one sheet. both the [Date] and [File No.

press the <M> button to save the print order to the card. all the images might not be printed. one copy of all the images in the card will be set for printing. RAW images and movies will not be included in the print order. press the <u> button. When using a PictBridge printer. If you select [Clear all on card]. print no more than 400 images for one print order. To return to the single-image display. To display the three-image display.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Print Ordering Sel. Even if you select “All image”. [Index] Press the <V> key to checkmark the box <X> and the image will be included in the index print. After completing the print order. 187 . [Standard] [Both] Press the <V> key to set the number of copies to be printed for the displayed image.Image Select and order images one by one. Quantity Total images selected Check mark Index icon All image If you select [Mark all on card]. the print order will be cleared for all the images in the card. If you specify more than this. press the <I> button.

W Direct Printing with DPOF With a PictBridge printer. • When you set the index. (p. certain printers might imprint the date on the border. see page 184. 1 Prepare to print. you changed the print order or deleted print-ordered images. Follow the “Connecting the Camera to a Printer” procedure up to step 5. Certain printers cannot imprint the file No. be sure to set the paper size. [Manual] cannot be selected. See page 176. Before printing.178) Set the printing effects (p. If you stopped the printing and want to resume printing the remaining images. select [Resume]. If [Bordered] is set. Depending on the printer. 3 Select [Print]. Note that printing will not resume if you stop the printing and any of the following occurs: • Before resuming the printing. If a problem occurs during printing. select [Print order]. 188 . you can easily print images with DPOF. the date might look light if it is imprinted on a bright background or on the border. • When you paused the printing. you changed the paper setting before resuming the printing. 5 Select [OK]. 2 Under the [3] tab. 4 Set the [Paper settings]. [Print] will be displayed only if the camera is connected to the printer and printing is possible. Under [Adjust levels]. the card’s remaining capacity was low.180) if necessary.

Customizing the Camera You can customize various camera features to suit your picture-taking preferences. Custom Functions can be set and used only in Creative Zone modes. Zo ne 10 Cre at iv e 189 . You can do it with Custom Functions.

Fn)]. At the bottom of the screen. setting. 4 Exit the the <M> button.3 Setting Custom FunctionsN 1 Select [Custom Functions (C. the current Custom Function settings are indicated below the respective function numbers. select [Clear all Custom Func.144).. the setting 3 Change the <V> keyas desired. Custom Function No. then press <0>. select [Custom Functions (C. Clearing All Custom Functions On the [7 Clear settings] menu. (C. Repeat steps 2 and 3 if you want to set other Custom Functions.Fn)]. Function 2 Select the Customkey to select No. 190 . then press <0>. Under the [7] tab.Fn)] to clear all the Custom Function settings (p. Press to select the setting (number). Press the <U> the Custom Function No. Press The screen for step 1 will reappear. then press <0>.

Fn I -1 setting will also be applied to movie shooting.197 k k k The shaded Custom Functions do not work during Live View (LV) shooting. (Settings are disabled.193 p.Fn II: Image 4 5 6 Long exposure noise reduction High ISO speed noise reduction Highlight tone priority p. C.195 k C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive 7 8 AF-assist beam firing Mirror lockup p.194 p.Fn IV: Operation/Others 9 10 11 12 Shutter/AE lock button Assign SET button LCD display when power ON Add image verification data p. speed in Av mode p.195 p.Fn I: Exposure 1 2 3 Exposure level increments ISO expansion Flash sync.) 191 .196 p.3 Setting Custom FunctionsN Custom Functions C.194 k k k C.192 A LV shooting k k k * The C.

3 Custom Function SettingsN
Custom Functions are organized into four groups based on the function type: C.Fn I: Exposure, C.Fn II: Image, C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive, C.Fn IV: Operation/Others.

C.Fn I: Exposure
C.Fn-1 Exposure level increments

0: 1/3-stop 1: 1/2-stop Sets 1/2-stop increments for the shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation, AEB, flash exposure compensation, etc. Effective when you prefer to control the exposure in less fine increments than 1/3-stop increments.
The exposure level will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor as shown below.

C.Fn-2

ISO expansion

0: Off 1: On For the ISO speed, “H” (equivalent to ISO 12800) will be selectable.

C.Fn-3

Flash sync. speed in Av (Aperture-priority AE) mode

0: Auto The flash sync speed is set automatically within a range of 1/200 sec. to 30 sec. to suit the scene’s brightness. 1: 1/200-1/60 sec. auto When flash is used with aperture-priority AE (f), this prevents a slow flash-sync speed from being set automatically in low-light conditions. It is effective for preventing subject blur and camera shake. However, while the subject will be properly exposed with the flash, the background will come out dark. 2: 1/200 sec. (fixed) The flash-sync speed is fixed to 1/200 sec. This more effectively prevents subject blur and camera shake than with setting 1. However, the background may come out darker than with setting 1.

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When 1 or 2 is set, high-speed sync cannot be used with an external Speedlite.

C.Fn II: Image
C.Fn-4 Long exposure noise reduction

0: Off 1: Auto For 1 sec. or longer exposures, noise reduction is performed automatically if noise typical of long exposures is detected. This [Auto] setting is effective in most cases. 2: On Noise reduction is performed for all exposures of 1 sec. or longer. The [On] setting may be effective for noise that cannot be detected or reduced with the [Auto] setting.
With setting 1 and 2, after the picture is taken, the noise reduction process may take the same amount of time as the exposure. You cannot take another picture until the noise reduction process is completed. At ISO 1600 and higher, noise might be more pronounced with setting 2 than with setting 0 or 1. With setting 2, if a long exposure is shot during Live View display, “BUSY” will be displayed during the noise reduction process. The Live View display will not appear until the noise reduction is completed. (You cannot take another picture.)

C.Fn-5

High ISO speed noise reduction

Reduces the noise generated in the image. Although noise reduction is applied at all ISO speeds, it is particularly effective at high ISO speeds. At low ISO speeds, the noise in the shadow areas is further reduced. Change the setting to suit the noise level. 0: Standard 1: Low 2: Strong 3: Disable
With setting 2, the maximum burst for continuous shooting will greatly decrease.

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C.Fn-6

Highlight tone priority

0: Disable 1: Enable Improves the highlight detail. The dynamic range is expanded from the standard 18% gray to bright highlights. The gradation between the grays and highlights becomes smoother.
With setting 1, the [Disable] setting automatically takes effect for the Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.103) and it cannot be changed. With setting 1, noise may become slightly more pronounced than usual. With setting 1, the settable ISO speed range will be 200 - 6400. Also, the <A> icon will be displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder when highlight tone priority is enabled.

C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive
C.Fn-7 AF-assist beam firing

The AF-assist beam can be emitted by the camera’s built-in flash or by an external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite. 0: Enable 1: Disable The AF-assist beam is not emitted. 2: Enable external flash only If an external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite is attached, it will emit the AFassist beam when necessary. The camera’s built-in flash will not fire the AF-assist beam. 3: IR AF assist beam only Among EOS-dedicated Speedlites, only those which have an infrared AF-assist beam will be able to emit the beam. This prevents any Speedlite which uses a series of small flashes (like the built-in flash) from firing the AF-assist beam.
If the external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite’s [AF-assist beam firing] Custom Function is set to [Disabled], the Speedlite will not emit the AF-assist beam even if the camera’s C.Fn-7-0/2/3 is set.

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C.Fn-8

Mirror lockup

0: Disable 1: Enable Prevents camera vibrations caused by the reflex mirror action which can disturb shooting with super telephoto lenses or close-up (macro) shooting. See page 106 for the mirror lockup procedure.

C.Fn IV: Operation/Others
C.Fn-9 Shutter/AE lock button

0: AF/AE lock 1: AE lock/AF Convenient when you want to focus and meter separately. Press the <A> button to autofocus, and press the shutter button halfway to apply AE lock. 2: AF/AF lock, no AE lock In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <A> button to stop the AF operation momentarily. This prevents the AF from being thrown off by any obstacle passing between the camera and subject. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. 3: AE/AF, no AE lock This is useful for subjects which keep moving and stopping repeatedly. In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <A> button to start or stop the AI Servo AF operation. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. Thus, the optimum focusing and exposure will always be achieved as you wait for the decisive moment.
When 1 or 3 is set, pressing the Remote Switch (p.205) halfway will not work.

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C.Fn-10

Assign SET button

You can assign a frequently-used function to <0>. Press <0> when the camera is shooting-ready. 0: Normal (disabled) 1: Image quality Press <0> to display the image-recording quality setting screen on the LCD monitor. Press the <S> key to select the image-recording quality, then press <0>. 2: Flash exposure compensation When you press <0>, the flash exposure compensation setting screen will appear. 3: LCD monitor On/Off Assigns the same function as the <B> button. 4: Menu display Assigns the same function as the <M> button. 5: ISO speed Assigns the same function as the <Z> button.

C.Fn-11

LCD display when power ON

0: Display on When the power switch is turned on, the shooting settings will be displayed (p.44). 1: Previous display status If you pressed the <B> button and turned off the camera while the LCD monitor was off, the shooting settings will not be displayed when you turn on the camera again. This helps to save battery power. The menu screens and image playback will still be displayed when used. If you pressed the <B> button and turned off the camera while the LCD monitor was on, the shooting settings will be displayed when you turn on the camera again.

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the Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3 (sold separately) is required.173). When the shooting information of an image appended with the verification data is displayed (p. To verify whether the image is original. 197 .3 Custom Function SettingsN C. the <L> icon will appear.Fn-12 Add image verification data 0: Disable 1: Enable Data for verifying whether the image is original or not is appended to the image automatically. The images are not compatible with the image encryption/decryption features of Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3.

3 Registering My MenuN Under the My Menu tab. Under the [9] tab. On the confirmation dialog. Select [Sort] and select the item whose order you want to change. you can register up to six menu options and Custom Functions whose settings you change frequently. then press <0>. Menu]. then Select press <0>. 2 Select [Register to My Menu]. then press <0>. press the <V> key to change the order. Then press <0>. Display from My Menu When [Enable] is set. To return to the screen in step 2. Delete item/items and Delete all items You can delete any of the registered items. You can register up to six items in My Menu. the desired items. 1 Select [My Menu settings]. 3 Registerthe item to be registered. select [OK] and press <0> to register the item. 198 . About My Menu settings Sort You can change the order of the registered items in My Menu. the [9] tab will be displayed first when you display the menu screen. and [Delete all items] deletes all items. [Delete item/items] deletes one item at a time. then Select [Register to My press <0>. With [z] displayed. press the <M> button. select [My Menu settings].

Enter up to 63 alphanumeric characters and symbols. then press <0>. then press <0>.“Text Entry Procedure” on Refer to the next page and enter the copyright information. Select [Delete copyright information] to delete the copyright information currently set. option. select [Copyright information].3 Setting Copyright InformationN When you set the copyright information. 199 . 1 Select [Copyright information]. Under the [7] tab. Select [Display copyright info. press the After <M> button to exit. The text entry screen will appear. 2 Select the desiredkey to select either Press the <V> [Enter author’s name] or [Enter copyright details].] to check the copyright information currently set. 3 Enter text. setting. it will be appended to the image as Exif information. 4 Exit theentering the text.

Deleting a character Press the <L> button to delete a character.3 Setting Copyright InformationN Text Entry Procedure Changing the entry area Press the <Q> button to toggle between the top and bottom entry areas. press the <S> key to select a character. You can also enter the copyright information with EOS Utility (provided software). press the <M> button to return to the screen in step 2. 200 . Entering text In the bottom area. Exiting After completing the text entry. Moving the cursor Press the <U> key to move the cursor. then press <0> to enter it. press the <B> button to return to the screen in step 2. Canceling the text entry To cancel the text entry.

etc.Reference This chapter provides reference information for camera features. 11 201 . system accessories. The back of this chapter also has an index to make it easier to look up needed information.

see the Extender’s instruction manual.6 or smaller (larger f/number). For situations where AF can fail to achieve focus with Live mode/u Live mode AF.) Near and far subjects covered by an AF point (Example: Animal in a cage. AF will not be possible (except Live mode/u Live mode AF).) Subjects in very low light Extremely backlit or reflective subjects (Example: Car with a highly reflective body. 202 .) Repetitive patterns (Example: Skyscraper windows. etc. If an Extender (sold separately) is attached and the maximum aperture of the lens is f/5. etc. For details.48). focus an object at the same distance as the subject and lock the focus before recomposing (p. solid-color walls.When Autofocus Fails Autofocus can fail to achieve focus (the focus confirmation light <o> blinks) with certain subjects such as the following: Subjects difficult to focus Very low-contrast subjects (Example: Blue sky. etc. see page 117. etc. (2) Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and focus manually. do one of the following: (1) With One-Shot AF.) In such cases. computer keyboards.

you can connect the camera to a household power outlet and not worry about the battery level. Connect the power cord as shown in the illustration. unplug the power plug from the power outlet. the DC Open the cover and insert Coupler until it locks in place. After using the camera.Using a Household Power Outlet With the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately). 203 . 2 Connect the DC Coupler. the DC cord. 1 Connect the power cord.the DC Connect the cord’s plug to Coupler. 3 Insert the DC Coupler. Close the cover. Do not connect or disconnect the power cord while the camera’s power switch is set to <1>. 4 Push in the DC cord hole cover and Open install the cord as shown.

The remote controller RC-1/RC-5 (sold separately) can also be used. You can either shoot immediately or use a 2-sec. Camera misoperation may occur near certain types of fluorescent lights. During wireless remote control.71). delay. try to keep the camera away from fluorescent light sources. 204 . the self-timer lamp will light and the picture will be taken. Remote control sensor Set the self-timer to <Q> (p.Remote Control Shooting Remote Controller RC-6 (Sold separately) This remote controller enables you to take pictures wirelessly up to about 5 meters/16. Point the remote controller toward the camera’s remote control sensor and press the transmit button. When focus is achieved.4 feet from the camera. The camera will autofocus.

1 Remove the eyecup. use the eyepiece cover (p.0 feet cord and enables you to press the shutter button halfway or completely. eyepiece cover. During Live View shooting and movie shooting. Using the Eyepiece Cover If you take a picture without looking at the viewfinder. To prevent this. 205 . 2 Attach the eyepiece cover down into Slide the the eyepiece groove to attach it. light entering the eyepiece can throw off the exposure.23) attached to the camera strap. Push the bottom of the eyecup upward.Remote Control Shooting Remote Switch RS-60E3 (Sold separately) This remote switch has a 60 cm/2. attaching the eyepiece cover is unnecessary. It connects to the camera’s remote control terminal.

comp] and [E-TTL II meter. When an EX-series Speedlite (sold separately) is attached to the camera. the flash exposure compensation icon displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor will change from y to . setting]. For detailed instructions. only [Flash exp.External Speedlites EOS-dedicated. Shoe-mount Speedlites Macro Lites With an EX-series Speedlite not compatible with flash function settings (p. see the EX-series Speedlite’s instruction manual. 206 .) If flash exposure compensation is set with the external Speedlite. almost all the autoflash control is done by the camera. In other words.] can be set for [External flash func. it is like a high-output flash attached externally in place of the built-in flash. EX-series Speedlites Basically operates like a built-in flash for easy operation. (Certain EX-series Speedlites also enable [Shutter sync.] to be set. If the flash metering mode is set to TTL autoflash with the Speedlite’s Custom Function. This camera is a Type-A camera that can use all the features of EX-series Speedlites. the flash will fire at full output only.147).

Using Non-Canon Flash Units Sync Speed The camera can synchronize with compact. or slower. Do not attach a high-voltage flash unit on the camera’s hot shoe. Be sure to test the flash unit beforehand to make sure it synchronizes properly with the camera. If the camera is used with a flash unit or flash accessory dedicated to another camera brand. shoot in the manual flash mode.External Speedlites Canon Speedlites other than the EX-series With an EZ/E/EG/ML/TL-series Speedlite set in TTL or A-TTL autoflash mode. Set the camera’s shooting mode to <a> (manual exposure) or <f> (aperture-priority AE) and adjust the aperture setting before shooting. It might not fire. Cautions for Live View shooting A non-Canon flash will not fire during Live View shooting. the flash can be fired at full output only. 207 . When using a Speedlite which has manual flash mode. non-Canon flash units at 1/200 sec. the camera may not operate properly and malfunction may result.

] to Press <0>. If it is unclear whether the card has been approved for use in the area. select settings]. [Eye-Fi Under the [5] tab. then press <0>. then press <0>. transmission. 4 Display the connection information. To set up. automatic transmission will not occur even with the Eye-Fi card loaded (Transmission status icon I). In case of an issue with an Eye-Fi card. This product is not guaranteed to support Eye-Fi card functions (including wireless transfer). you can automatically transfer captured images to a personal computer or upload them to an online service via a wireless LAN. (p. If you set [Disable]. please check with the card manufacturer. use of the card is not permitted.31) 2 Select [Eye-Fi settings]. 3 Enable the Eye-Fi[Eye-Fi trans. please check with the card manufacturer. then press <0>. use the card and to troubleshoot any image transfer problems.]. Without approval. Select [Connection info. set [Enable]. This menu is displayed only when an Eye-Fi card has been loaded in the camera. refer to the EyeFi card’s instruction manual or inquire the card’s manufacturer. Also note that an approval is required to use Eye-Fi cards in many countries or regions.Using Eye-Fi Cards With a commercially-available Eye-Fi card already set up. 208 . The image transfer is a function of the Eye-Fi card. 1 Insert an Eye-Fi card.

the image transfer may take longer or might be interrupted. and other places where wireless transmissions are prohibited.Using Eye-Fi Cards 5 Check the [Access point SSID:]. You can also check the Eye-Fi card’s MAC address and firmware version. see the card’s instruction manual. is displayed in the detailed information display (p. auto power off will not take effect. Because of the transmission function. an error occured whil eretrieving the card information. Even if [Eye-Fi trans. During the image transfer. remove the Eye-Fi card from the camera. The battery power will be consumed faster. 209 . The picture is transferred and the <H> icon switches from gray (Not connected) to the icons below. check the Eye-Fi card and personal computer settings. 6 Take the picture. Press the <M> button three times to exit the menu. H ( ) Transferring : Image transmission to access point in progress. airports. Turn the camera off and on again. Depending on the wireless LAN’s connection conditions. For transferred images. For details.] is set to [Disable]. H (Displayed) Connected : Connection to access point established. the Eye-Fi card may become hot. If the image transfer does not work. H (Blinking) Connecting : Connecting with access point. Cautions for Using Eye-Fi Cards If “J” is displayed.58). it may still transmit a signal. Transmission status icon H (Gray) Not connected : No connection with access point. Check that an access point is displayed for [Access point SSID:]. In hospitals.

Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes o: Set automatically k: User selectable Basic Zone Mode Dial JPEG RAW RAW + 73 ISO speed AF Auto Manual Standard Portrait Picture Style Landscape Neutral Faithful Monochrome User Defined Auto WB White balance Preset WB Custom WB WB correction WB bracketing o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o : Not selectable Movie shooting Creative Zone 1 7 2 3 4 5 6 C d sf a 8 k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o k Auto Lighting Optimizer o Peripheral illumination correction Long exposure noise reduction 210 Quality Stills k k*1 k k k k k k k k k k k k o o k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o k k k k One-Shot AI Servo AI Focus Auto AF o point selection Manual AF-assist beam o o k k k .

[Remote control] can be set. *2: Refers to “(2) Blurring/sharpening the background” function on page 56.Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes Basic Zone Mode Dial Evaluative Metering mode Exposure Drive Built-in flash Color space Partial Spot Center-weighted average Creative Zone Movie shooting 1 7 2 3 4 5 6 C d sf a 8 o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k*2 k 3 k* k k k k k k k k Program shift Exposure compensation k k k k k k k k k k*4 AEB AE lock Depth-of-field preview Single Continuous Self-timer/ Remote control k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k* 4 Stills k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o k k k k k k o k o k o k k k k k k k k k k k k*3 k k k k o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k* 5 Self-timer:2 sec Self-timer:Continuous k Auto Manual Flash off o k o k k k k k k o o Red-eye reduction k FE lock Flash exposure compensation sRGB Adobe RGB Live View shooting *1: For manual exposure only. *4: For autoexposure only. *5: On the movie shooting mode menu. 211 . *3: Refers to “(3) Adjusting the picture brightness” function on page 56.

and [9] My Menu screens (tabs) are not displayed in Basic Zone modes. 3 89 103 86 99 101 102 96 75 91 94 The [2] Shooting 2.Fn setting Page 72 138 138 138 104 65 147 2 Shooting 2 (Red) Exposure compensation/AEB Auto Lighting Optimizer Metering mode Custom White Balance WB Shift/BKT Color space Picture Style 1/3-stop increments.Fn setting / Clear external flash C. 1.Menu Settings 1 Shooting 1 (Red) Quality Beep Release shutter without card Image review Peripheral illumination correction Red-eye reduction Flash control 73 / 83 / 74 / 84 / 76 / 86 / 1+73 / 1 Enable / Disable Enable / Disable Off / 2 sec. 2. [7] Set-up 3. Shaded menu options are not displayed in Basic Zone modes. 212 . ±5 stops (AEB: ±2 stops) Disable / Low / Standard / Strong q/w/r/e Manual setting of white balance WB correction: White balance correction WB-BKT: White balance bracketing sRGB / Adobe RGB PStandard / QPortrait / RLandscape / SNeutral / UFaithful / VMonochrome / WUser Def. / Hold Enable / Disable Disable / Enable Flash firing / Built-in flash function setting / External flash function setting / External flash C. / 8 sec. / 4 sec. [y] Shooting 3.

/ Off OnPD / OnD / Off Initialize and erase data in the card Continuous / Auto reset / Manual reset Enable / Disable Select the background color Eye-Fi transmission: Disable / Enable Connection information 139 142 42 140 146 146 208 * Displayed only when an Eye-Fi card is used. 400 / Max. / 1 min. 800 / Max. 213 . / 4 min. 6400 Page 151 63 3 Playback 1 (Blue) Protect images Rotate Erase images Print order Slide show Erase-protect images Rotate vertical images Erase images Specify images to be printed (DPOF) Select the images and set the Display time and Repeat settings for automatic playback 170 159 171 185 165 4 Playback 2 (Blue) Histogram Image jump w/6 Ctrl over HDMI Brightness / RGB 1 image / 10 images / 100 images / Date / Movies / Stills Disable / Enable 174 157 168 5 Set-up 1 (Yellow) Auto power off Auto rotate Format File numbering LCD auto off Screen color Eye-Fi settings* 30 sec.Menu Settings y Shooting 3 (Red) Dust Delete Data ISO Auto Obtains data to be used to erase dust spots Max. 1600 / Max. / 15 min. 3200 / Max. / 2 min. / 8 min.

Fn) Customize camera functions as desired 190 199 144 – Display copyright information / Enter author’s Copyright information name / Enter copyright details / Delete copyright information Clear settings Firmware Ver. (C.Fn) For updating the firmware 9 My Menu (Green) My Menu settings Register frequently-used menu items and Custom Functions 198 214 .) Select the interface language NTSC / PAL Auto cleaning: Enable / Disable Clean now Clean manually Live View shooting / Grid display / Metering timer / AF mode Page 139 29 30 169 150 153 108 7 Set-up 3 (Yellow) Custom Functions (C. sec.Menu Settings 6 Set-up 2 (Yellow) LCD brightness Date/Time Language Video system Sensor cleaning Live View function settings Seven brightness levels provided Set the date (year. Clear all camera settings / Clear all Custom Func. day) and time (hour. month. min..

/ 16 sec. The [y] Shooting 3. no AE lock Disable / Enable Page 131 132 132 133 133 o Movie 2 (Red) Movie exposure Grid display Metering timer Sound recording kHighlight tone priority* Auto / Manual Off / Grid 1l / Grid 2m 4 sec. Live View function settings 215 . Color space • [5]: LCD auto off. On / Off Disable / Enable 134 134 134 134 134 * Displayed only when [Movie exposure] is set to [Manual]. [7] Set-up 3.]. WB Shift/BKT. Flash control • [2]: Metering mode. comp. the [Expo.Menu Settings Movie Shooting Mode Menu n Movie 1 (Red) Movie recording size AF mode AF during k kShutter/AE lock button Remote control 1920x1080 (6 / 5 / 4) / 1280x720 (8 / 7) / 640x480 (8 / 7) / Crop 640x480 (8 / 7) Live mode / u Live mode / Quick mode Disable / Enable AF/AE lock / AE lock/AF / AF/AF lock. / 30 sec. The following menu items will not be displayed: • [1]: Red-eye reduction. and [9] My Menu screens (tabs) will not be displayed. / 10 min. / 1 min. Screen color • [6]: Sensor cleaning. no AE lock / AE/AF. / 30 min. About the menu screen in movie shooting mode The [n] Movie 1 and [o] Movie 2 screens (tabs) are displayed only in the movie shooting mode./AEB] option will become [Exposure comp. Under the [2] tab.

System Map ST-E2 270EX 430EX II 580EX II Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15ll Bundled Accessories Rubber Frame Ef E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lenses Wide Strap EW-100DB lll Eyecup Ef Angle Finder C AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 Semi Hard Case EH19-L Battery Pack LP-E8 Battery Charger LC-E8 or LC-E8E DC Coupler DR-E8 Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700 Battery Grip BG-E8 Battery Magazine BGM-E8L for two LP-E8 battery packs Battery Magazine BGM-E8A for size-AA/LR6 batteries 216 .

System Map Remote Controller RC-6 Remote Switch RS-60E3 EF lenses External microphone EF-S lenses HDMI Cable HTC-100 Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST TV/Video EOS DIGITAL EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk Software Instruction Manuals Disk Interface Cable PictBridge-compatible printer Interface Cable IFC-200U/500U Computer USB port Windows 7 Windows Vista Windows XP Mac OS X PC card slot Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3 Card reader SD memory card/ SDHC memory card/ SDXC memory card PCMCIA adapter 217 .

26).Troubleshooting Guide If a problem occurs. The battery charger’s lamp blinks.24).44). If the power is cut off while an image is being recorded to the card. When the image recording is completed. the power will turn off automatically. Recharge the battery (p. If this happens. If there is a problem with the battery charger. Press the <B> button (p. The camera does not operate even when the power switch is set to <1>. Power-Related Problems The battery cannot be recharged with the battery charger provided.26). The access lamp still blinks even when the power switch is set to <2>. the access lamp will still continue to light/blink for a few seconds. first refer to this Troubleshooting Guide. Attach the battery pack to the charger again and wait a while before connecting the charger to a power outlet again. 218 . If this Troubleshooting Guide does not resolve the problem. Do not recharge any battery pack other than a genuine Canon Battery Pack LP-E8. disconnect the charger’s power plug from the power outlet and remove the battery pack. Make sure the card slot cover is closed (p. The battery is not properly installed in the camera (p. the protective circuit will stop the charging operation and the charge lamp will blink in orange. Make sure the battery compartment cover is closed (p.31). contact your dealer or nearest Canon Service Center.

107. a picture cannot be taken.33). 69).31). press the shutter button gently (p. Press the <B> button to turn on the LCD monitor. Press the shutter button halfway again to focus. If you use Live View shooting or shoot movies for a prolonged period (p. Use a fully-charged battery pack (p. 123). Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF> (p. The camera turns off by itself.24).Troubleshooting Guide The battery becomes exhausted quickly. If you do not want auto power off to take effect. set [5 Auto power off] to [Off]. The image is out of focus. 37). the LCD monitor will still turn off after the camera is idle for 30 min. 219 . If you try to focus in One-Shot AF mode while the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder blinks. If the card is full.37. or focus manually (p.31). replace the card or delete unnecessary images to make room (p. To prevent camera shake.36. If the lens has an Image Stabilizer. Purchase a new one. Shooting-Related Problems No images can be shot nor recorded. The rechargeable battery pack performance will degrade over repeated use. Auto power off is in effect. the number of possible shots will decrease. Even if [5 Auto power off] has been set to [Off]. set the IS switch to <1>.31. The card is not properly inserted (p. Slide the card’s write-protect switch to the Write/Erase setting (p. 171).

Under the [7 Custom Functions (C. Under the [7 Custom Functions (C.192). When I use the <f> mode with flash.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] to [Standard]. When [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Disable]. This also applies to movie shooting (p. see page 42 or 224. If you do not want a slow shutter speed to be set. If you shoot something that has fine detail (field of grass. the shutter speed becomes slow automatically (slow-sync shooting) so that both the subject and background are properly exposed. or [Disable]. If it is set to [Strong]. Set the [7 Custom Functions (C. When [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Disable]. The maximum burst during continuous shooting is lower.193). [Low].134). the maximum burst during continuous shooting will greatly decrease (p.194). speed in Av mode] to 1 or 2 (p. the file size will be larger and the actual maximum burst might be lower than the number mentioned on page 72.Fn)] menu. ISO 100 can be set (p. 220 .Troubleshooting Guide The card cannot be used. the shutter speed becomes slow.Fn)] menu. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable]. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable]. If you shoot at night when the background is dark.194). If a card error message is displayed. The Auto Lighting Optimizer cannot be set. ISO 100 cannot be set. ISO 100 cannot be set.). then the Auto Lighting Optimizer can be set (p. the Auto Lighting Optimizer cannot be set.134). This also applies to movie shooting (p. set the [7 Custom Functions (C. etc.Fn)] menu’s [Flash sync.

Use an SD Speed Class 6 “ ” or faster card. see the card manufacturer’s Web site. movie shooting may stop automatically. If you use flash. etc. To find out the card’s read/write speed.109). movie shooting will stop automatically. If the movie file size reaches 4 GB or if the movie recording time reaches 29 min. Using an external microphone (commercially available) is recommended (p. the flash might stop operating to protect the flash unit. camera operation noise can be heard. The movie shooting terminates by itself. The shutter makes two shooting sounds during Live View shooting. 221 .135).. If the card’s writing speed is slow. The camera makes a noise when it is shaken. When a movie is played. the respective operation noise will also be recorded. If you operate the camera’s dials or lens during movie shooting. This is normal.Troubleshooting Guide The built-in flash does not fire. If you shoot continuously with the built-in flash at short intervals. 59 sec. the shutter will make two sounds each time you shoot (p. The built-in flash’s pop-up mechanism moves slightly.

96). It will return to normal at room temperature. certain tabs and menu options are not displayed. the first character will be an underscore (p.Troubleshooting Guide Display & Operation Problems The LCD monitor does not display a clear image. 222 . use a soft cloth to clean it. If Adobe RGB is set. Set the shooting mode to a Creative Zone mode (p. In Basic Zone modes and in movie shooting mode. The file numbering does not start from 0001. If the LCD monitor is dirty. the LCD monitor display may seem slow or might look black.140). it cannot be erased (p. The file name’s first character is an underscore (“_MG_”). The menu screen shows few tabs and options. Set the color space to sRGB. If the image has been protected. If you use a card which already has images recorded. the file numbering might start from the last image in the card (p. In low or high temperatures. The image cannot be erased.40).170).

[Eye-Fi Settings] will only appear when the Eye-Fi card is inserted in the camera. Use the AV cable that came with the camera (p. This instruction manual lists all the printing effects available (p.29). and transfer the images to your computer using EOS Utility (provided software).180). SDXC cards might not be correctly detected. In such a case. Make sure the AV cable or HDMI cable’s plug is inserted all the way in (p. Depending on the card reader and computer OS used. or disable Eye-Fi card transmission when the tab is in the locked position.169). Printing-Related Problems There are fewer printing effects than listed in the instruction manual. No image appears on the TV screen. connect your camera and computer with the provided interface cable. 223 .167. The card reader does not detect the card.Troubleshooting Guide The shooting date and time displayed is incorrect. The [Eye-Fi Settings] menu item does not appear. 169). What is displayed on the screen differs depending on the printer. Set the video OUT system (NTSC/PAL) to the same video system as the TV set (p. The correct date and time has not been set (p. If the Eye-Fi card has a write-protect tab.214). you will not be able to check the card’s connection status.

20. Operate the power switch (p. 80 again.Error Codes Error No. Operate the power switch.27).27. If there is a problem with the camera. an error message will appear. 06 Sensor cleaning is not possible. and contact your nearest Canon Service Center. Turn the camera off and on again. write down the error No. remove and install the battery pack 70.31. Card cannot be accessed. 26) * If the error still persists. The built-in flash could not be raised. Countermeasures No. Turn the camera off and 30. Cannot save images because card is full.27). Clean the lens contacts. 60. Operate the power switch (p. 171. 16). or format the card (p. on again or re-install the battery. Error Message & Solution Communications between the camera and lens is faulty. or format the card (p. Replace card. 04 Replace the card. Remove and insert the card again. Shooting is not possible due to an error. 40. replace the card. Turn the camera off and on again. 42). Follow the onscreen instructions. erase unnecessary images. 10. Clean the electrical contacts on the camera and lens and use a Canon lens (p. 42).31. Reinsert/change card or format card with camera.13. 01 02 05 224 . or use a Canon lens (p. 50.

8. SDXC memory card 22.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456) Standard.00 megapixels (3456 x 2304) Small : Approx. User Def.0 JPEG. Tungsten light.6 times the lens focal length) Canon EF mount CMOS sensor Approx. Shade. White fluorescent light. Neutral.3 x 14. 17.3 Auto.50 megapixels (2592 x 1728) RAW : Approx. Flash). Cloudy. 17.00 megapixels 3:2 Auto. RAW (14-bit Canon original) RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording possible Large : Approx. Portrait. Faithful. 4. 1. Preset (Daylight. Monochrome. Dust Delete Data appending Design rule for Camera File System 2. Custom White balance correction and white balance bracketing features provided * Color temperature information transmission enabled Applicable to long exposures and high ISO speed shots Auto Lighting Optimizer Provided Provided Lens mount: • Image Sensor Type: Effective pixels: Aspect ratio: Dust delete feature: • Recording System Recording format: Image type: Recorded pixels: • Image Processing Picture Style: White balance: Noise reduction: Automatic image brightness correction: Highlight tone priority: Lens peripheral illumination correction: 225 . Landscape. SDHC memory card. single-lens reflex. 1 .Specifications • Type Type: Recording media: Image sensor size: Compatible lenses: Digital.9 mm Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses) (35mm-equivalent focal length is approx.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456) Medium : Approx. 18. Manual. AF/AE camera with built-in flash SD memory card.

ISO 100) Exposure control: Program AE (Full Auto.5 . Precision Matte Mirror: Quick-return type Depth-of-field preview: Provided • Autofocus Type: AF points: Metering range: Focus modes: AF-assist beam: TTL secondary image-registration.3200 set automatically (Recommended Creative Zone modes: ISO 100 . or ISO speed expanded to ISO 12800 Exposure compensation: Manual and AEB (Settable in combination with manual exposure compensation) Settable amount: ±5 stops in 1/3. phase detection 9 AF points EV -0. Landscape.4 USM lens.6400 (in whole-stop exposure index) increments). ISO 100) One-Shot AF. 9% of viewfinder at center) • Spot metering (approx. Program).0 m-1 (dpt) Focusing screen: Fixed.87x (-1 m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity) Eye point: Approx. 95% Magnification: Approx. Sports. manual exposure ISO speed: Basic Zone modes: ISO 100 . Creative Auto. 4% of viewfinder at center) • Center-weighted average metering Metering range: EV 1 .+1. Portrait. aperture-priority AE.18 (at 23°C/73°F. Flash Off. AI Servo AF. 19 mm (From eyepiece lens center at -1 m-1) Built-in dioptric adjustment: -3.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1.6400 Auto. AI Focus AF. Close-up. shutter-priority AE. Night Portrait.Specifications • Viewfinder Type: Eye-level pentamirror Coverage: Vertical/Horizontal approx. ISO 100 . Manual focusing (MF) Small series of flashes fired by built-in flash • Exposure Control Metering modes: 63-zone TTL full-aperture metering • Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point) • Partial metering (approx.0 . depth-of-field AE.or 1/2-stop increments AE lock: Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved Manual: By AE lock button 226 . 0.

: 13/43 (ISO 100.or 1/2-stop increments FE lock: Provided PC terminal: None Built-in flash: • Drive System Single shooting. delay with continuous shooting Continuous shooting speed: Max. to 1/60 sec. auto pop-up flash Guide No. Drive mode: • Live View Shooting Focusing: Live mode.7 shots/sec. Max. Face detection Live mode (Contrast detection) Quick mode (Phase-difference detection) Manual focusing (5x/10x magnification possible) Evaluative metering with the image sensor EV 0 .20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1. ISO 100) Two types Metering modes: Metering range: Grid display: 227 .4 USM lens. approx. External flash: EX-series Speedlite (Flash functions settable with the camera) Flash metering: E-TTL II autoflash Flash exposure compensation: ±2 stops in 1/3. or 2-sec. 6 shots RAW+JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. X-sync at 1/200 sec. to 30 sec. Available range varies by shooting mode. (Full Auto mode). 3.Specifications • Shutter Type: Shutter speeds: Electronically-controlled. focal-plane shutter 1/4000 sec. 34 shots RAW: Approx. in meters/feet) Flash coverage: 17mm lens angle of view Recycling time approx. delay and 10-sec. continuous shooting. bulb (Total shutter speed range. 1/4000 sec. burst: JPEG Large/Fine: Approx.) • Flash Retractable. 3 shots * Figures are based on Canon’s testing standards (ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style) using a 4GB card.. 3 sec. self-timer with 10sec.

24p: 23.97 fps. 165 MB/min. 640x480 (60p/50p) : Approx.04 million dots Approx. 50p: 50. 330 MB/min. Focusing: Same as focusing with Live View shooting Metering modes: Center-weighted average and evaluative metering with the image sensor * Automatically set by the focusing mode Metering range: EV 0 .Specifications • Movie Shooting Movie compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H.00 fps.6400 With manual exposure: Manually settable within ISO 100 . 25p: 25. ISO 100) Exposure control: Program AE (exposure compensation possible) for movies and manual exposure ISO speed: With autoexposure shooting: Automatically set within ISO 100 .20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1.976 fps.4 USM lens. 330 MB/min. ISO auto Sound recording: Built-in monaural microphone External stereo microphone terminal provided Grid display: Two types • LCD Monitor Type: Monitor size and dots: Coverage: Brightness adjustment: Interface language: TFT color liquid-crystal monitor 7.7 cm (3 inches) with approx. 60p: 59.264 Variable (average) bit rate Audio recording format: Linear PCM Recording format: MOV Recording size and frame rate: 1920x1080 (Full HD) : 30p/25p/24p 1280x720 (HD) : 60p/50p 640x480 (SD) : 60p/50p Crop 640x480 (SD) : 60p/50p * 30p: 29. 1280x720 (60p/50p) : Approx.94 fps. 165 MB/min.00 fps File size: 1920x1080 (30p/25p/24p) : Approx.6400 (in whole-stop increments). 100% Manual (7 levels) 25 228 . 1. Crop 640x480 (60p/50p) : Approx.

9-image index.10x Image browsing methods: Single image. stereo mini-jack Remote control terminal: For Remote Switch RS-60E3 Wireless remote control: Remote Controller RC-6 • Power Source Battery: Battery Pack LP-E8 (Quantity 1) * AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 * With Battery Grip BG-E8 attached.5x . histogram). 150 shots at 0°C/32°F Battery life: (Based on CIPA testing standards) 229 . by stills Highlight alert: Overexposed highlights blink Movie playback: Enabled (LCD monitor. 180 shots at 23°C/73°F. 400 shots at 0°C/32°F With Live View shooting: Approx. size-AA/LR6 batteries can be used With viewfinder shooting: Approx. 1. image rotate possible Zoom magnification: Approx. video/audio OUT. approx.5mm dia. 4-image index. by movie. CEC-compatible External microphone IN terminal: 3. jump by 10 or 100 images. by shooting date.1 compatible 12 Provided Entry and inclusion possible • Custom Functions Custom Functions: My Menu registration: Copyright information: • Interface Audio/video OUT/ Digital terminal: Analog video (Compatible with NTSC/PAL)/stereo audio output For personal computer communication and direct printing (Hi-Speed USB equivalent) HDMI mini OUT terminal: Type C (Auto switching of resolution). HDMI OUT) Built-in speaker • Direct Printing Compatible printers: Printable images: Print ordering: PictBridge-compatible printers JPEG and RAW images DPOF Version 1. approx. 440 shots at 23°C/73°F.Specifications • Image Playback Image display formats: Single image. Single image + Info (Basic info. detailed info.

40°C / 43°F .9 oz. (body only) • Operation Environment Working temperature range: 0°C .104°F During shooting: 0°C .4 in.104°F 85% or less 69 x 28 x 87.1 x 15. Approx.5 x 75.4 V DC / 720mA 6°C .40°C / 32°F .8 x 97.0 in.2 V DC 1120 mAh During charging: 6°C . • Battery Charger LC-E8E 230 .6 x 2. 475 g / 16. 52 g / 1.4 in.1 x 3. Weight: Approx.2 in.7 x 1. 530 g / 18.5 mm / 2.4 x 55.4 V DC / 720mA 6°C .7 oz.1 x 3.1 x 3.7 x 1.3 mm / 5.40°C / 43°F .5 mm / 2.9 oz.40°C / 43°F . (CIPA testing standards) Approx. 82 g / 2. 2 hours (at 23°C / 73°F) 100 .40°C / 32°F .Specifications • Dimensions and Weight Dimensions (W x H x D): 128. Battery Pack LP-E8 Approx.8 oz.5 x 0. Weight: Approx. Approx.104°F 85% or less 69 x 28 x 87.104°F Working humidity: 85% or less Dimensions (W x H x D): 37.240 V AC (50/60 Hz) 8.2 mm / 1.8 oz.240 V AC (50/60 Hz) 8. • Battery Charger LC-E8 Compatible battery: Recharging time: Rated input: Rated output: Working temperature range: Working humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Compatible battery: Recharging time: Rated input: Rated output: Working temperature range: Working humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Battery Pack LP-E8 Approx. 2 hours (at 23°C / 73°F) 100 .104°F Working humidity: 85% or less • Battery Pack LP-E8 Type: Rated voltage: Battery capacity: Working temperature range: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery 7.8 x 3. 82 g / 2.

(75 x 112 mm / 3.9°30’ Vertical extent: 45°30’ .8 in.15°40’ Lens construction: 11 elements in 9 groups Minimum aperture: f/22 .3 .0 x 4.4 in. field of view) At 135mm focal length: 0.5-5.1 x 5.Specifications • EF-S 18-55mm f/3.9 x 19. 455 g / 16.6°20’ Lens construction: 16 elements in 12 groups Minimum aperture: f/22 .45 m / 1.7 x 2.5-5.34x (at 55 mm) Field of view: 207 x 134 . 231 . magnification: 0.25 m / 0.) Image Stabilizer: Lens shift type Filter size: 58 mm Lens cap: E-58 Max. 200 g / 7.82 ft.0 oz. If a problem occurs with a non-Canon lens attached to the camera.21x (at 135mm) Image Stabilizer: Lens shift type Filter size: 67 mm Lens cap: E-67U Max. diameter x length: 68. Weight: Approx.82 ft.49 m / 1. Weight: Approx. (at 0.67 x 45 mm / 8.5 x 70 mm / 2. (From image sensor plane) Max.36 Closest focusing distance*: At 18mm focal length: 0. magnification: 0. diameter x length: 75. (327 x 503 mm / 12.48 ft.27°50’ Horizontal extent: 64°30’ . consult the respective lens maker.1 oz.4 x 101 mm / 3. Hood: EW-73B (sold separately) Case: LP1116 (sold separately) All specifications above are based on Canon’s testing standards.11°30’ Horizontal extent: 64°30’ .23°20’ Vertical extent: 45°30’ . Product specifications and the exterior are subject to change without notice.0 in.36 Closest focusing distance: 0.61 ft.8 in.6 IS Angle of view: Diagonal extent: 74°20’ .6 x 1.0 x 4. field of view) * Distance from image sensor plane Max.6 IS Angle of view: Diagonal extent: 74°20’ .8 in.25 m / 0. Hood: EW-60C (sold separately) Case: LP814 (sold separately) • EF-S 18-135mm f/3.2.

HDMI. etc.21 (also called “Exif Print”). and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are a trademark or registered trademark of HDMI Licensing LLC. * This digital camera supports Design rule for Camera File System 2. Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accessories. By connecting the camera to an Exif Print-compliant printer. All other corporate and product names and trademarks mentioned in this manual are the property of their respective owners. About MPEG-4 Licensing “This product is licensed under AT&T patents for the MPEG-4 standard and may be used for encoding MPEG-4 compliant video and/or decoding MPEG-4 compliant video that was encoded only (1) for a personal and non-commercial purpose or (2) by a video provider licensed under the AT&T patents to provide MPEG-4 compliant video. Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc. No license is granted or implied for any other use for MPEG-4 standard. although you may request such repairs on a chargeable basis. Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire. SDXC logo is a trademark of SD-3C.” * Notice displayed in English as required. Windows is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.g. Please note that this warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories. 232 . in the United States and other countries.Trademarks Adobe is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated.0 and Exif 2... HDMI logo. LLC. caused by the malfunction of nongenuine Canon accessories (e. Exif Print is a standard that enhances compatibility between digital cameras and printers. a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack). the shooting information is incorporated to optimize the print output.

chemical leakage. or modify the battery pack or back-up battery. follow the safeguards below: . consult a physician immediately. . . This is to prevent electrical shock. • Do not leave any cords near a heat source. immediately unplug the battery charger from the power outlet to stop the recharging and prevent a fire. skin. Preventing Serious Injury or Death • To prevent fire. • Do not use the equipment where there is flammable gas. and explosions. heat generation. Do not mix new and old or different types of batteries.Safety Warnings Follow these safeguards and use the equipment properly to prevent injury. • Do not fire the flash at someone driving a car. . See a physician immediately. do not exceed the recharging time. remove it immediately. If the battery leakage contacts your eyes. excessive heat.Do not insert any foreign metallic objects into the electrical contacts of the camera. Do not expose the battery pack or back-up battery to fire or water. It can cause blindness or skin problems. and clothing. • If the battery pack or back-up battery leaks. It can deform the cord or melt the insulation and cause a fire or electrical shock. and fire. flush the affected area with lots of clean water without rubbing it. and accessories not specified in this booklet. deforms. • If excessive heat. Do not apply heat or apply solder to the battery pack or back-up battery. This is to prevent an explosion or fire. and material damage. skin. • During the recharging. remove the battery pack and disconnect the power plug. The cord can accidentally choke the child or give an electrical shock. keep at least 1 meter away. • Do not fire the flash near a person’s eyes. or emits smoke or fumes.40°C (32°F . . Also. It may cause an accident.Do not short-circuit. keep the equipment away from the reach of children. or fumes are emitted during battery pack recharging. or clothing. • Before storing the camera or accessory when not in use. accessories. This is to prevent fire or an explosion. • Prevent any battery leakage from contacting your eyes.) • When disposing of a battery pack or back-up battery. 233 . etc. Do not use any home-made or modified batteries. If a child swallows the battery. changes color. power sources. • Keep the back-up battery away from children.Do not use any batteries. It may impair the person’s vision. insulate the electrical contacts with tape to prevent contact with other metallic objects or batteries. connecting cables.104°F). Be careful not to get burned in the process. (Battery chemicals may harm the stomach and intestines.Do not recharge the battery pack outside the allowable ambient temperature range of 0°C . When using flash to photograph an infant. smoke.Do not install the battery pack or back-up battery in reversed polarity (+ –). disassemble. death. And do not subject the battery pack or back-up battery to strong physical shock.

• Do not disassemble or modify the equipment. . This is to prevent fire and electrical shock. benzene. • Do not store the equipment in dusty or humid places. Otherwise. The battery pack or back-up battery can also become hot and cause skin burns. • Before using the camera inside an airplane or hospital. Doing so may cause injury. Also make sure the tripod is sturdy enough to support the camera and lens. . humid. If the product does not work properly or requires repair. or oily. . • Do not leave a lens or lens-attached camera under the sun without the lens cap attached. Preventing Injury or Equipment Damage • Do not leave equipment inside a car under the hot sun or near a heat source.Do not connect too many power plugs to the same power outlet. or other organic solvents to clean the equipment. High-voltage internal parts can cause electrical shock. . .• If you drop the equipment and the casing breaks open to expose the internal parts. promptly remove the battery pack and back-up battery. do not touch the internal parts due to the possibility of electrical shock. • Occasionally unplug the power plug and use a dry cloth to clean off the dust around the power outlet.Do not use a cord whose insulation has been damaged. Doing so may trap heat within and cause the casing to deform or catch fire. follow the safeguards below: .Do not handle a power plug with wet hands. or excessively bend the cord or put a heavy object on the cord. • Do not look at the sun or an extremely bright light source through the camera or lens. • To prevent fire and electrical shock. Also do not twist or tie the cords. grasp and pull the plug instead of the cord. This is to prevent fire and electrical shock. • Do not use paint thinner. • Do not carry the camera around while it is attached to a tripod. • Do not use or leave the battery pack or back-up battery in a hot environment. • Keep the camera from the reach of small children.Always insert the power plug all the way in. the lens may concentrate the sun’s rays and cause a fire. Electromagnetic waves emitted by the camera may interfere with the plane’s instruments or the hospital’s medical equipment. 234 . cut. • Do not cover or wrap the battery-recharging apparatus with a cloth. The equipment may become hot and cause skin burns. Doing so may damage your vision. the dust on the power outlet may become moist and short-circuit the outlet to cause a fire.When unplugging a power plug. contact your dealer or your nearest Canon Service Center. Doing so may cause battery leakage or a shorter battery life. If the surrounding is dusty. check if it is allowed. Doing so may cause fire or a health hazard. • If you drop the camera in water or if water or metal fragments enter inside the camera. The neck strap can accidentally choke the child.Do not scratch.

com/environment. please contact your local city office. Pb = Lead) is present in this battery or accumulator at a concentration above an applicable threshold specified in the Battery Directive. e. Improper handling of this type of waste could have a possible impact on the environment and human health due to potentially hazardous substances that are generally associated with EEE. Cd = Cadmium. (EEA: Norway. according to the WEEE Directive (2002/96/EC). this indicates that a heavy metal (Hg = Mercury.. For more information about the recycling of this product. If a chemical symbol is printed beneath the symbol shown above.European Union (and EEA) only. approved scheme or your household waste disposal service or visit www. the Battery Directive (2006/66/EC) and/or your national laws implementing those Directives.canon-europe. waste authority. Iceland and Liechtenstein) 235 . in accordance with the Battery Directive. on an authorized one-for-one basis when you buy a new similar product or to an authorized collection site for recycling waste electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) and batteries and accumulators.g. This product should be handed over to a designated collection point. Your cooperation in the correct disposal of this product will contribute to the effective usage of natural resources. These symbols indicate that this product is not to be disposed of with your household waste.

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...... 86 Cleaning (image sensor) ...............................................................................67 Aperture-priority AE ....... 55 Cable ... 70 Contrast...... 169 Camera Camera shake....................... 216 Beeper.... 13................................................................ 35 .....................148 2nd-curtain sync.................... 84 C C (Creative Auto) ....... 143 Camera shake ........85 Adobe RGB............................... 103 Auto playback → Slide show Auto power off.................... 160....or 9-image index display................. 224 SD speed class ............................................................. 36 Settings display.................................89 AF → Focusing AI FOCUS (AI Focus AF)..... 169 Access lamp...71 4.....................67 AI Servo AF........ 134 AEB...............80 Audio/video OUT.. 138 Eye-Fi..................................67 AI SERVO (AI Servo AF) ......... 96 Color temperature ............ 93 Built-in flash........................................................................... 138 Black-and-white image ........80 B B/W (Monochrome)...160........................................................................... 144 Holding the camera............. self-timer . 52 Color space ..................97........................................ 31 Card reminder . 208 Format..................................................... 112... 2 Center-weighted average metering ..............................96 AE lock........................................................... 99 Color tone...........27...... 76...131 Battery Grip .... 64.................. 79......................148 2-sec. 169 Auto Lighting Optimizer.........................156 640x480 .................. 2. 42 Problem.................................................... 123 SDHC/SDXC....131 1st-curtain sync............. 82 Bulb ............... 31...................... 150 Clock → Date/Time Close-up .......................................160....20 Battery → Power 237 ........45... 92 A A/V OUT............................................................................. 84 BULB (Bulb exposure)............76 Basic Zone modes ............ 32.................. 167........................................................... 3..............37 Card.................. 139 Autofocus → Focusing Av (Aperture-priority AE)....32 A-DEP (Automatic depth-of-field AE).......131 1920x1080 ......................... 106 Clear settings ............. 92 Continuous shooting..........................Index 1280x720 .....................

................................................ 64 2nd-curtain sync .................82 Dial............................... 48 Format (card initialization)................. 47.................................................. ......................70.......................... 214 Flash ..........................86 Exposure compensation .................................. 69 Focusing AF mode ..................................................................................................... 173 Filter effect (Monochrome) .............199 Creative Auto ....................................... 88 Flash off ... 149 Effective range ................ 46 Full HD .................................. 120 Out of focus .... 66...................... 202 Recompose............. 131......... 71 Dust Delete Data .... 194 Beeper .......................................................... 69................ 48 Focus mode switch .. 160 D Date/Time ..........208 Eyepiece cover ..................................190 Clear all .................114 Faithful ...171 Error codes .....36 Direct printing → Printing DPOF... 56 Flash-sync speed.............. 65 Flash exposure compensation .... 93 Firmware Ver........147........................190 List..................................................141 External Speedlite...87 Extension ..................... 206 FE lock......... 202 Manual focusing........................................ 72... 117....... 64 Custom Functions....................... 47............203 Depth-of-field preview.............. 117.... 98 Flash exposure compensation.... 138 Difficult-to-focus subjects ............................ 147 Red-eye reduction .........................20 Custom Functions.............98 238 ................. 148 Built-in flash ............. 147.......55 Creative Zone modes ...... 192 Menu setting .......224 Evaluative metering ......Index Copyright information..............................23. 131 Full High-Definition......................... 64 External Speedlite....................... 88 Focus confirmation light ... 131 Full Auto .....151 E Erase (image) . 68 AF-assist beam...................................... 140 File size .......................29 DC coupler........ 77 Digital terminal ....................................................... 113 AF point selection .........185 Drive mode .. 49............................................................................................................ 123................................................ 132.... 46 Focus lock ........................ 33. 206 Eye-Fi card .......16..................... 42 Frame rate....................................76 FE lock. 205 F Face detection Live mode (AF)......176 Dioptric adjustment ................191 File number .....................................................................

... 113 239 ....................................................................... 51.................................174 Index............................. 44 Image playback.............174 Household power ................................................................................... 30 LCD monitor ...........................173 Histogram .................................................................. 75 Language selection ........171 Highlight alert..165 Erase ..... 72 Index display ............................... 167 Image area......... 160.............................. 18 Lens........................168 High-Definition .............110........................................................ 138 Image verification data ..................... 197 Image Zone ......................157 Magnified view... 13 Auto off............. 155 Menu screen ..................... 156 ISO speed ................. 20 Image-recording quality...........................203 J JPEG .............. 159 Shooting information....... 134 H HDMI.................. 58............................................. 104 Live mode (AF)...................................... 157 L I ICC profile ...... 146 Shooting settings display .....34 Landscape......................... 63 G Grid display .......... 151 Image review time ..............170 Rotate ...... 192 Maximum ISO speed with Auto ISO ..................Index Function availability table.. 167 Highlight alert ..............131....158 Playback ..........96 Image Auto playback ...... 173 View on TV ............................................................... 62 Auto...............173 Highlight tone priority ........... 63 ISO expansion ..... 72 Jump display ....112..................................................... 155 Protect ...........173 Highlight detail loss .... 139 Display switching .....................35 Attaching/Detaching ......160...62...... 167 HDMI CEC (High-Definition Multimedia Interface Consumer Electronics Control) ..................................... 33 ...... 33 Lens peripheral illumination correction............................................................................. 40 Screen color..............58................................210 Image dust prevention.............................................. 21... 146 Brightness adjustment ....160.............................156 Jump display (Image browsing).......142.................................... 194 Histogram (Brightness/RGB) .......

.............69.......................... 158 Malfunction .. 120 Microphone .........................................................................................73 Memory card → Card Menu Menu settings ...... 132 Frame rate ...................112 Possible shots .....Index Live View shooting......................40 Metering mode............................................................ 131.... 131 Manual exposure shooting.................................................................................... 127 Manual focusing.20 Monochrome........................ 195 Mode Dial.. 66 One-Shot AF . 162 Recording size ...................................................................113 Grid display ............... 54 Night scene ............ 43 M M (Manual exposure).....................83...........................107 Focusing.................................... 131..... 74............................... 76 Night Portrait ......................... 134 Still photo shooting.................22 NTSC .. 160......................................69..............109 Long exposures → Bulb Low level format...... 193 Long exposure ................................ 131 Recording time...........218 Manual exposure ..................106............ 66 P P (Program AE).............................. 132 Shooting.........................112............ 198 N Neutral.......... 16 .........................120.. 214 O ONE SHOT (One-Shot AF) ....................... 70............ 164 Enjoying ................................................................212 My Menu.......... 134 MF (Manual focusing) ..................... 51 Noise reduction High ISO speed ........ 193 Nomenclature............... 123 Sound recording .... 131 Playback ........................................ 167 My Menu ... 120 Maximum burst . 214 240 ......................86 Metering timer.................... 124 Editing out first and last scenes ...42................ 84........134 Mirror lockup .............................................83 Magnified view ............ 127 Movie crop ...................................... 160 File size......... 129 View on TV ...........................................198 Setting operation ..................... 60 PAL...76 Movie Autoexposure shooting ................................

........................58.............................86 Peripheral illumination correction ............. 144 Rotate (image).................................38 Quick mode (AF).. 109 Power Auto power off ..... 150......38 Quick Control screen ...............170 R RAW ....................................... 72 ...........27 Printing..................................................75 User defined .. 204 Revert to default settings.......... 93 Sharpness .........................61 Protect (image erase-protection)............................................................ 71............................................ 57........ 24 Red-eye reduction .......74 RAW+JPEG......... 139 Battery check... 142............94 Pixels ............ 92 Shooting information display ............ 75 Possible shots.....72 Playback .................. 71 Sensor cleaning......................185 Printing effects .......................................... 159 S Safety warnings.......................................Index Paper settings (printing).....175 Picture Style Adjustment......................... 54................................................. 133.................176 Page layout...........178 Partial metering........91 Selection.............28.........118 241 ..........24 Switch .................................. 31 Remote control shooting....50................................................ 92 SD/SDHC/SDXC card → Card Self-timer .179 Print Order (DPOF)...............................183 Program AE ................................................................................ 153 Sepia (Monochrome).... 65 Release shutter without card.............. 109 Recharge .................................180.................74 Recharge......60 Program shift ..........104 PictBridge.....27................. 72 ......... 182 Tilt correction .... 110......28.... 233 Saturation ........................................................... 27... 173 Q Q (Quick Control) .... 155 Portrait .............................179 Paper settings....183 Trimming.............................................................................28 Household power..................... 126...............................203 Possible shots ........

..... 78 V Video system................46 7 (Flash Off) ..........23 System map...........53 Spot metering....................... 19 Dioptric adjustment ....80 Tv (Shutter-priority AE).................96 Standard .. 99 Personal...................................78 P (Program AE) ...................165 Sound recording .. 102 Correction ..................................... 100 T Tone priority .162 Sports....................216 Tv (Shutter-priority AE) ....................................... 36 Volume (Movie playback) ................................................18 Shutter button ..........................................85 M (Manual exposure) ...........................52 5 (Sports).......................49 2 (Portrait) ................75 Stopped-down aperture .....54 k (Movie shooting)...........123 Shooting settings display ........... 167 Viewfinder ................... 160..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................82 Strap .............................................................................................. 99 Bracketing.............................................................................................Index Shooting mode...................83 Av (Aperture-priority AE) ...................................78 Slide show ... 101 Custom .......................60 C (Creative Auto) .........................................55 1 (Full Auto)..... 169.............20 A-DEP (Automatic depth-of-field AE) ........................134 Speaker.................................50 3 (Landscape) .........53 6 (Night Portrait) .......................93 Trimming (printing).183 242 ..........................37 Shutter-priority AE .194 Toning effect (Monochrome) ... 214 View on TV............... 163 W WB → White balance White balance ........86 sRGB ...............51 4 (Close-up) .....................

...E: AF Mode......244 p..........249 p......................246 p.p.............Picture Style .........................Nomenclature .....Image-recording Quality ............254 p...Image Playback ......253 p.........250 p..257/258 EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk .....d: Program AE ..........252 p.s: Shutter-priority AE ................Z: ISO Speed ..249 p......251 p...Creative Zone Modes ..254 p..............p.p.....Basic Zone Modes ..........246 p............................S AF Point ...Quick Reference Guide Menu Operations ..............i Drive Mode .............251 p................Q Quick Control Screen .250 p......250 p.....259 243 ...252 p....Using the Built-in Flash.......p............255 Software Start Guide EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk .................Custom Functions ................250 p........A Live View Shooting..........245 p......................k Shooting Movies ..f: Aperture-priority AE.......247 p...256 Installing the Software ............

4. After setting the item. Press the <M> button to display the menu. Press <0> to display the setting. Basic Zone Modes Movie Shooting Mode Creative Zone Modes Tab Menu items Menu settings 244 . then press the <V> key to select the desired item. press <0>. Press the <U> key to select the tab. 3.Quick Reference Guide Menu Operations <M> button <0> button LCD monitor <S> Cross keys 1. 2.

245 . you can select certain drive modes and the image-recording quality. then turn the <6> dial to set it.Quick Reference Guide Q Quick Control Screen With the shooting settings displayed. In the Basic Zone modes (except C). The Quick Control screen will appear. Aperture ISO speed Highlight tone priority Flash exposure compensation Auto Lighting Optimizer Drive mode Picture Style White balance Metering mode AF mode Shutter speed Exposure compensation/ AEB setting Shooting mode Image-recording quality Press the <S> key to select the function. press the <Q> button.

then press <0>. then press <0>. Press the <U> key to select the quality. see the camera’s instruction manual. then press <0>. Vivid blue skies and greenery and very sharp images. Black-and-white images. Image-recording quality Pixels Possible shots A Picture StyleN Press the <XA> button. Press the <U> key to select the Picture Style. Style Description P Standard Q Portrait R Landscape V Monochrome Vivid colors and sharp images. 246 . For <S> (Neutral) and <U> (Faithful). Nice skin tones and slightly sharp images.Quick Reference Guide Image-recording Quality Select [1 Quality].

Quick Reference Guide Nomenclature Power switch <Z> ISO speed setting button <6> Main Dial <D> Flash button Mode Dial Shutter button Focus mode switch <A> Live View shooting/ Movie shooting button <A> AE lock button <S> AF point selection button Display-off sensor <S> Cross keys Access lamp <O> Aperture/Exposure compensation button <0> Setting button 247 .

burst Monochrome shooting ISO speed Exposure level indicator AE lock Flash-ready Flash exposure compensation Shutter speed Aperture 248 .Quick Reference Guide Shooting Settings Display Aperture Shutter speed ISO speed Exposure level indicator White balance Auto Lighting Optimizer Drive mode Possible shots Metering mode Shooting mode Picture Style Image-recording quality Quick Control AF mode icon Battery check zxcn OK NG Viewfinder Information AF point activation indicator <•> Spot metering circle AF points Focus confirmation light Max.

You just press the shutter button. the built-in flash will pop-up automatically in low-light or backlit conditions (except in the <7> <3> <5> modes). D Using the Built-in Flash Basic Zone Modes If necessary. Creative Zone Modes Press the <D> button to pop up the built-in flash. sic Z o n e Ba 1 Full Auto C Creative Auto 7 Flash Off 2 Portrait 3 Landscape 4 Close-up 5 Sports 6 Night Portrait (Displayed only when <C> is set.) Press the <Q> button.Quick Reference Guide Basic Zone Modes All the settings necessary for shooting are set automatically. and the camera does the rest. Turn the <6> dial to set the function. then shoot. then press the <S> key to select the function. 249 .

250 . f: Aperture-priority AE Set the Mode Dial to <f>. Turn the <6> dial to set the desired aperture.Quick Reference Guide Creative Zone Modes Cre ati v e ne Zo You can change the camera settings as desired to shoot in various ways. d: Program AE The camera automatically sets the shutter speed and aperture in the same way as the <1> mode. then focus the subject. then focus the subject. The shutter speed will be set automatically. Set the Mode Dial to <d>. Turn the <6> dial to set the desired shutter speed. s: Shutter-priority AE Set the Mode Dial to <s>. turn the <6> dial until it stops blinking. turn the <6> dial until it stops blinking. If the aperture display blinks. If the shutter speed display blinks. The aperture will be set automatically.

X(One-Shot AF): For still subjects 9(AI Focus AF): Switches the AF mode automatically Z(AI Servo AF): For moving subjects S AF PointN Press the <S> button. Pressing <0> toggles the AF point selection between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection.Quick Reference Guide E: AF ModeN Set the lens focus mode switch to <f>. then press <0>. 251 . you can select the AF point by turning the <6> dial until the desired AF point flashes in red. Press the <U> key to select the AF mode. Press the <S> key to select the AF point. Press the <ZE> button. While looking at the viewfinder.

When you press the shutter button halfway. the ISO speed is set automatically. the ISO speed setting will be displayed. Turn the <6> dial or press the <U> key to select the ISO speed. u: i: Q: l: q: Single shooting Continuous shooting Self-timer/Remote control* Self-timer:2 sec Self-timer:Continuous* * The <Q> and <q> drive modes can be selected in all shooting modes. When “AUTO” is selected. i Drive ModeN Press the <YiQ> button.Quick Reference Guide Z: ISO SpeedN Press the <Z> button. 252 . Press the <U> key to select the drive mode. then press <0>.

Quick Reference Guide A Live View Shooting Press the <A> button to display the Live View image. Battery Life with Live View Shooting Temperature No Flash At 23°C / 73°F Approx. use the [6 Live View function settings] menu. Press the shutter button halfway to focus. To change the Live View settings. 200 shots 50% Flash Use Approx. Press the shutter button completely to take the picture. 180 shots 253 .

Press the <A> button to start shooting a movie. press the shutter button. Press the shutter button halfway to focus. Custom FunctionsN 1 Exposure level increments 2 ISO expansion 3 Flash sync.Quick Reference Guide k Shooting Movies Set the Mode Dial to <k>. speed in Av mode 4 Long exposure noise reduction 5 High ISO speed noise reduction 6 Highlight tone priority 7 AF-assist beam firing 8 Mirror lockup 9 Shutter/AE lock button 10 Assign SET button 11 LCD display when power ON 12 Add image verification data 254 . To shoot still photos. press <A> again. To stop movie shooting.

Quick Reference Guide Image Playback y u y u Index Magnify Select image S L Erase B Shooting information x Playback 255 .

Can be used by a wide range of users from amateurs to professionals. You can edit images with originals remaining unchanged. You can play and edit MOV movies and extract stil images from movies. Picture Style File Creating Software d Picture Style Editor You can edit Picture Style to your unique image characteristics and create/save an original Picture Style file. Communication Software for the Camera and Computer a EOS Utility You can download images (still images/movies) you have shot with the camera to your computer. You can organize and sort images by shooting date or theme. It is especially recommended for users who mainly shoot RAW images. You can set the various settings of the camera from your computer. edit and print shot images on your computer at highspeed. edit and print JPEG images on your computer.Software Start Guide EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk This disk contains various software for EOS DIGITAL. You can shoot photos remotely by connecting the camera with your computer. Image Viewing and Editing Software b Digital Photo Professional You can view. Recommended for novices who are using a digital camera for the first time and amateur users. 256 . Image Viewing and Editing Software c ZoomBrowser EX (Windows) / ImageBrowser (Macintosh) You can view.

5 Once your computer has restarted. Never connect the camera to your computer before you install the software. 2 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD).Installing the Software Compatible OS Windows 7 Windows Vista SP1/SP2/SP3 1 Check that the camera is not connected to your computer. 3 Click [Easy Installation] to start installation. remove the CD. B When installation ends. uninstall the software. 4 Click [Restart]. The software will not be installed correctly. If not necessary. “WFT Utility” and “Original Data Security Tools” software for the accessories (sold separately) will also be installed. To download images from the cameras. Follow the windows displayed for the rest of the installation procedure. 257 . refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual (PDF electronic manual). the window for Step 4 appears.

4 . To download images from the cameras. the window for Step 4 appears. 2 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD).10. 258 . If not necessary. 3 Click [Install] to start installation. When installation ends. Follow the windows displayed for the rest of the installation procedure. refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual (PDF electronic manual).6 1 Check that the camera is not connected to your computer. and then double-click [Canon EOS Digital Installer]. On your computer’s desktop. 5 Remove the CD.Installing the Software Compatible OS MAC OS X 10. uninstall the software. double-click and open the CD-ROM icon. 4 Click [Finish]. “WFT Utility” software for the accessories (sold separately) will also be installed.

pdf files. 3 [MACINTOSH] EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk Copy the PDF Instruction Manuals contained on the CD to your Macintosh. To save the PDF manual to your computer. BAdobe Reader starts and the index of the Instruction Manuals are displayed. 259 . Double-click on the CD icon.pdf files. Then select your language. To save the PDF manual to your computer. 3 Double-click the START. Acrobat Reader (version 6.0 or later) must be installed to view the Instruction Manual files (PDF format). 1 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk (CD) into the CD-ROM drive of your Macintosh. Install Adobe Reader if it is not already installed on your computer. use the ‘Save’ function of your Adobe Reader.[WINDOWS] EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk Copy the PDF Instruction Manuals contained on the CD to your computer. use the ‘Save’ function of your Adobe Reader. 2 Open the CD.0 or later) must be installed to view the Instruction Manual files (PDF format). 1 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk (CD) into the CD-ROM drive of your computer. BAdobe Reader starts and the index of the Instruction Manuals are displayed. 2 Open the CD. double-click [My Computer] on the desktop) and then double-click the CD-ROM drive into which you have inserted the CD. Install Adobe Reader if it is not already installed on your Macintosh. Double-click the START. Acrobat Reader (version 6. Then select your language. Click [Start] [My Computer] (in versions other than Windows XP.

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